Cerro Palma

85 small-scale farmers with a 1.5-hectare average farm size from San Pedro Pachutla in Oaxaca state members of the El Tucan Coee Growers Association.

In the Sierra Sur is Cerro Palma, the highest hill in Oaxaca. This place has been a symbol of many indigenous tribes, representing the displacement to new areas, and its inhabitants believe it is also a mystical place full of surprises on the inside. The region is known for cultivating the variety Pluma Hidalgo, a Typica progeny first introduced in Mexico. Likewise, this area has a history of struggle, as it used to be a resting place for colonizers before reaching other towns and villages. Later, locals also say orange trees abounded, and people passing through camped and rested before continuing their way north. Recently, it has become a transit point for visitors looking to find the Huatulco coast, promoting coffee tourism.

Behind this coffee, there are more than 85 coffee growers, among them men and women members who are part of the El Tucán Coffee Growers Association, located in the town of Los Naranjos in the San Pedro Pochutla municipality. All the coffee growers are small-scale, with average farm sizes from 0.5 to 1.5 hectares of coffee. The region offers outstanding quality coffee and varieties such as Typica and Bourbon well adapted to the climate and topography, this hand in hand with clean traditional processes, resulting in solid coffees. Coffee growers harvest manually, collecting ripe fruits, and ferment from 14 to 24 hours on average.

Farm Varieties



San Pedro El Alto




1,200 MASL

Technical info

Noviembre to January

Processing Method

Traditionally washed and fermented for 14 – 24 hours.

Native trees
Drying Method

Fully sun-dried straw mats for 8 to 10 days.