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!|
|Sam, Hannah and Siah enjoying some time together waiting for their food.|
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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