Red 5 De Diciembre is a cooperative formed in the La Cañada region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Broken into 13 first-level organizations, Red 5 De Diciembre represents more than 1300 indigenous producers, most of whom are growing some of the oldest varieties in Mexico including Bourbon and Typica. The organizations have worked closely with these smallholder producers to improve quality and agricultural practices, and over the last six years, they’ve seen substantial growth in both membership and high-quality lots. 2020 marks the first year the cooperative has sold directly to the American market, and the result has been increased premiums paid to farmers, as well as an opportunity for growth in the following years. We’re excited to support this young cooperative and highlight the distinct and captivating flavors of the La Cañada region. We’re tasting complex dessert tones reminiscent of a cherry danish with a chocolatey finish similar to cocoa nibs. This coffee makes for both an exciting and satisfying experience from the first sip to the last!