Oaxaca is basically known for its coffee as their agricutural industry rely on growing cacaos. Theirs is a specialty coffee which comes with a mild milk-chocolatey flavor, produced in large amounts organically. Oaxaca coffees are usually for trade fair and export quality which is why you would wonder why elsewhere in Mexico, restaurants serve brewed coffee rather than their authentic product.
The basic ingredient for an authentic Oaxaca coffee is cinnamon and sugar, or the la olla. And in some cases, they add banana to the mixture (mole). You can buy these in canned or grounded kinds and it would still taste good, but to a lesser degree than buying the real beans at stores in town. If you’re buying then in the market, look for Pluma coffee as this is what it is called. These can be perfect for bringing home to friends as gifts or stocking up when you get back from your trip. You can just grind and brew this yourself and enjoy Oaxaca coffe in the comforts of your home. When cooked right, Oaxaca coffee delivers a smooth but intense flavor.
But if you’re looking to try the coffee while in Mexico, you can check out these coffee shops, as they are known to serve some of the best tasting varieties:
Cafe Brujula located near Santo Domingo is a charming cafe which serves coffee that is roasted and brewed to perfection. They also sell these by the pack. Aside from coffee, this cafe offers salads and pastries like limonada, as well as sandwiches.
Cafe Nuevo Mundo located at M. Bravo 206 prides itself with its handcrafted coffee blended to perfection and roasted at the shop daily. Their specialty is this dark roasted coffee which brins out a rich, distinct and creamy chocolate flavor. Their place is quite cozy and relaxing as well.