Ciudad Obregón is a city located just south of the U.S./Mexico border and has recently gained praise for its budding coffee culture thanks to artisan café Lúdica 59. Opened by founders Luis Mario Felix and Jose Antonio Felix, the café aims to bring specialty coffee to Mexico's lesser populated regions that are not as known among tourists.
While destinations like Mexico City and Guadelajara have an established coffee scene, it is less prevalent in Ciudad Obregón but Lúdica 59 is aiming to change that. "Lúdica 59 has an intentional menu, ranging from various extraction methods like Hario V60, Clever, and French press, to espresso-based beverages as well as blended drinks and a range of traditional pastries incorporating local ingredients." The coffee shop works with local manufacturers and spotlights blends from Mexico and from around the globe.
By expanding beyond popular tourist destinations, this café speaks to artisan coffee fans seeking authenticity. It is also highly focused on the cultivation, production and cupping process, garnering interest from those looking to fully understand where their coffee comes from.
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