Monday, February 24, 2014

Oaxacan Coffee and Cup Giveaway

Oaxacan Coffee Giveaway (my first blog giveaway)! 

Update:  Giveaway over, find out who won here.

I promise to continue with the 2013 Ministry Recap very soon...think Thursday.  But today we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a little about our area and offer you a chance to sample some of the amazing coffee they grow here in Oaxaca.

When visiting Oaxaca, you don't want to miss one of the little pueblas just outside the city.  It is an easy cab ride.  Just tell your driver you want to go to San Andres Huayapam, or even just Huayapam (wy-yah'-pam).  He will know where you want to go and will probably ask if you are going to be trying the tejate (tay-ha-tay).  This is a cool, chocolaty drink made using flowers from a special tree we are told grows only in Huayapam.

Huayapam is quiet and peaceful and has the feeling of being in the country.  As you walk the streets you will see several tejate venders, but there are also good restaurants, a hotel with a spa offering the traditional temezal steam treatment, and a very good pizzeria with a wood burning stove.

You could also stop by our house, as this is where we live!  We would probably take you to the cafe just off the main road of La Paz.  They have great fresh food.  Mostly traditional Oaxacan of the quicker variety and always fresh, handmade tortillas, tostades and tlayudas.  Last weekend they had a trout dish that was better than any of the trout I have had at the trout farms up in the mountains.

Our niece played the violin for them while she was visiting last summer.  They gifted her with coffee!
The atmosphere has a relaxed garden feel.  Prices are reasonable.  There is not a print menu as they often have special dishes, but if you asked, I'm sure they would be willing to speak slowly.  We have been able to get to know the owners.  They are a great family and very open to talking about spiritual things.  The boys have gone over several evening to play chess.

Sam, Hannah and Siah enjoying some time together waiting for their food.
They also have amazing organic coffee...really Starbucks would be scared to show their face at a taste off...grown right here in Oaxaca.  They roast it fresh to your specification and if coffee is not your thing, then try a luscious, warm cup of Oaxacan hot chocolate.

And finally, the giveaway!  Sign up below and spread the word for your chance to have a little taste of Oaxaca.  Winner will be randomly selected late Tuesday night.  I asked that you be in the U.S to participate.  Note the shininess of the beans in the photo.  That is because it is so fresh and so awesome it still has all those flavorful oils.

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  1. I'm loving this blog. God has lead you to a beautiful place full of beautiful people needing Jesus. Continued prayers for your family!

    1. Thank you so much for your prayers and your friendship. We are also thinking of you often and praying for your family during this time. {hugs}

  2. I just started drinking coffee last year and would LOVE to experience some organic Mexican coffee! Grant hasn't liked any of the organic coffee I've bought in the past....trying to convert him. :)

    1. He will love this coffee. The only problem will be that you will have to come down here and visit occasionally to buy your coffee. ;)

    2. Hi Carie, you know I love coffee. But I like to drink it only with good friends by my side. Sooooo, let's see, if I win this wonderful Joe, does that mean you will personally bring it to me and drink it with me? Or does it mean that you will fly me to Mexico????? Either way, I will share it with you!!! And, to top it off, I will have my German Coffee Cake, made with flour, grinded with my German Komo Grinder, and mixed with my loving German hands. So, how does that sound, Hmmm???

    3. Hey Friend! Would love to hand deliver the coffee to you and share some of your cake, but we'll have to save that for another time. We don't plan on coming back to the US for awhile. This coffee will be delivered by someone else headed up to the border next week.

  3. I am so glad to have found your site today through Walking Redeemed. Having a nice time reading your older posts. We've moved 16 times in 13 years ourselves. I don't drink coffee, but my British husband does (when he can't find a decent cup of tea - which is most of time here in America!) Blessings to you and your family! Hilary at Wholesome Reads

  4. Just came across your blog via a friend on Facebook! I was drawn to the "coffee" since I am building a business plan and waiting for God's timing to open a coffee shop in my town. I'm always up for tasting some new, fair trade coffees :) Looking forward to exploring your blog more as well, especially since my sister and I have begun our own blog on homemaking recently! Check us out if you have a chance :)

  5. Oy! For some reason I couldn't post a comment from my phone!
    So... do you think there would be a problem shipping the green beans to the States? I want to start experimenting with roasting my own. :)


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