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OCT-NOV 2018

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47 www.baristamagazine.com hood home, and the area retains a reputation as an artist enclave. The community buzzes with contemporary culture while somehow holding fast to its storied yesteryear. Café Avellaneda is just a short walk away from the Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo's legendary family home that now operates as a museum. Sip a coffee and then head to the home, exquisitely preserved with clothing and person- al artifacts from the artist and her husband Diego Rivera. Like Café Avellaneda, most of the cafes in Mexico City are small spaces that feel like secrets, hidden off the street and barely noticeable unless you know what to look for. One of our favorites was Chiquitito Café, which has three locations across Mexico City. We visited the La Condesa shop, and it was hopping with coffee drinkers early in the morning. Opened in 2012, Chiquitito focuses on building relationships with farmers, and sources all its coffee from Mexican growers. The La Condesa spot has minimal seating indoors, but invites patrons to linger over coffees on comfortable benches and tables outside. The day we visited, the city had shut down the main street for a cycling event, and we sat back and watched professional cyclists alongside families with kids just learning to ride cruising down the streets together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Opposite page, top: Rocio Anali Castil Urbina competes in the fi nal round of the Brewers Cup Championship. Every fi nalist in both the Barista Championship and the Brewers Cup used a coff ee from Mexico. Organizer Sylvia Gutierrez says this speaks to both the ease of ge ing local coff ee and a commitment to promoting small farmers from the competitors' home country. Below: Carlos Alberto Delgado Maqueda accepts the fi rst-place trophy for the 2018 Brewers Cup of Mexico. Carlos works for Café Con Jiribilla in Mexico City. His coworker, Juan Carlos De La Torre, was the winner of the 2018 Barista Championship of Mexico, and is also a former Brewers Cup champ. This page: A quiet corner in Café Cardinal in La Condesa. La Condesa is a residential neighborhood notable for its stunning architecture, fantastic restaurants, and green spaces. When we stopped in, owner Shak Zapata was behind the bar pulling shots and discussing the company's sourcing history. Honduras Coffee Kids Uniocafe Iris Maritza Perez Iriarte, Generations Project e future of coffee depends on the ability of the next generation to combat climate change and meaningfully plan for profitable futures. InterAmerican is proud to work with the Hanns R. Neumann Stiung (HRNS) foundation and its partners on programs that help young coffee producers to build entrepreneurial skills, adaptive business models and fortified paths to success. Specialty Green Coffee Importers www.interamericancoffee.com Coffee Kids Uniocafe has just arrived and is sweet and crisp, with notes of apple, citrus, chocolate and caramel.

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