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Date: 23 Jun 2007 21:51:48
From: yirgster
Subject: coffee farms in Oaxaca
My wife and I will be in Oaxaca for about 5 weeks, starting 6/26 (!)
in Puerto Escondido, then to Oaxaca City.

We'd like to visit at least one coffee plantation/farm (I'm into
coffee: roast my own!). We'd like to avoid, if possible, "canned"
tourist experiences/packages. You know what I mean. But, whatever.
Some is better than none!

Any recommendations, contact #s, references, etc., most appreciated.

I speak a very, very modest amount of Spanish and would be happy to
try to make arrangements myself.

Thanks.





 
Date: 25 Jun 2007 15:46:40
From: Paul Sack
Subject: Re: coffee farms in Oaxaca
yirgster <yirg.kenya@gmail.com > writes:

> My wife and I will be in Oaxaca for about 5 weeks, starting 6/26 (!)
> in Puerto Escondido, then to Oaxaca City.

I went to Finca El Pacifico last summer. It's on the road between
Puerto Angel & Oaxaca. Charlie's tip. Nice place. I just showed up
because none of the phone numbers worked. They weren't expecting
visitors but it worked out anyways after a little negotiation. (I had
to take one of the workers to the nearest town to buy food & make
phone calls but it worked out.)

We had a private tour of the coffee farm--which is stunningly
beautiful--and all the equipment, etc. Then a very nice lunch with the
owner & his family, and then we left. They don't speak English
though.

In Oaxaca city you should hit up a coffee shop called "Coffee Beans" a
block or two south of the Santo Domingo church/museum. They have an
old Italian lever machine and make okay espresso.

Anyways, definitely seek out Oaxaca Charlie. He'll tell you all you
need to know. He *really* knows Oaxaca.


 
Date: 25 Jun 2007 05:52:25
From: walt_l
Subject: Re: coffee farms in Oaxaca
On Jun 23, 5:51 pm, yirgster <yirg.ke...@gmail.com > wrote:
> My wife and I will be in Oaxaca for about 5 weeks, starting 6/26 (!)
> in Puerto Escondido, then to Oaxaca City.
>
> We'd like to visit at least one coffee plantation/farm (I'm into
> coffee: roast my own!). We'd like to avoid, if possible, "canned"
> tourist experiences/packages. You know what I mean. But, whatever.
> Some is better than none!
>
> Any recommendations, contact #s, references, etc., most appreciated.
>
> I speak a very, very modest amount of Spanish and would be happy to
> try to make arrangements myself.
>
> Thanks.

I do business in Oaxaca though not coffee related and have several
contacts. If you're interested in suggestions etc contact me at **
walt_l [a t ] hotmail . com **



 
Date: 23 Jun 2007 18:59:54
From: Johnny
Subject: Re: coffee farms in Oaxaca

"yirgster" <yirg.kenya@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1182635508.548630.199990@j4g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> My wife and I will be in Oaxaca for about 5 weeks, starting 6/26 (!)
> in Puerto Escondido, then to Oaxaca City.
>
> We'd like to visit at least one coffee plantation/farm (I'm into
> coffee: roast my own!). We'd like to avoid, if possible, "canned"
> tourist experiences/packages. You know what I mean. But, whatever.
> Some is better than none!
>
> Any recommendations, contact #s, references, etc., most appreciated.
>
> I speak a very, very modest amount of Spanish and would be happy to
> try to make arrangements myself.
>
> Thanks.

Subscribe to sweet marias mailing list and touch base with 'Oaxaca Charlie'
Herlihy
http://www.homeroaster.com/ovenrst.html
He can probably give you the low-down.
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