The Blue Gold Rush is on

The Blue Gold Rush is on

Driving around Amatitán last week one thing was clear. If there’s any arable land, even the most liminal, there is blue agave growing in it. Roadside shoulders, a patch of dirt between rocks, under fruit trees, let alone open fields – it if wasn’t...
Agaves De Michoacan: Cupreata & Inaequidens

Agaves De Michoacan: Cupreata & Inaequidens

Learning about agave varieties is fun but complex. Particularly outside of Oaxaca where the regions have less resources and it is a slower process to officially distinguish and classify agave species, the communities rely on internal knowledge. One of the most...
So you want to grow agave

So you want to grow agave

Let’s say you want to make mezcal or just learn how to propagate agave. There are plenty of resources out there but now there’s a pamphlet that is designed just for you. It’s in Spanish so that may deter some, but it’s also illustrated so there’s a really nice visual...