Our certified organic Mexican coffee from Chiapas comes from small growers in mainly the Soconusco region of Chiapas. The growers partner with a certified mill in Tapachula who not only mills the coffee but cups and evaluates the end result, taking great pride in eliminating any defects that can affect the final cup. Roasters who purchase organic coffee want to know their coffee is preserving and protecting the environment, but they also desire a quality cup that will stand out above all else. Our Soconusco, Chiapas organic Mexican coffee is washed & sun dried and cups with notes of dark chocolate, a slight citrus sweetness, some nuttiness and a well rounded body.
The Soconusco region of Chiapas is known for being the most productive region of Mexico when it comes to cultivating coffee—much of this is due to the growers ability to use a natural forest canopy that is prevalent throughout the region, providing natural shade for the coffee trees. This organic Mexican coffee is truly a quality cup that not only protects the environment but also one where a partnership has grown between the mill and the growers, helping to create a sustainable farm-to-cup chain for all.
Chiapas is the southernmost region in Mexico, sharing a border with Guatemala to the west, and Oaxaca to the east. Mexico as a whole is the world’s 8th largest producer of coffee, with the majority of production occurring in Chiapas and Oaxaca. The mountainous highlands of Chiapas provide an ideal climate in terms of temperature and humidity for arabica cultivation; it’s also home to some breathtaking vistas and numerous ancient Mayan archeological sites. The United States is the main buyer of Mexican coffee, consuming nearly 80% of the green produced here. Mexico has been producing coffee ever since it was first introduced to the Veracruz region from Cuba in 1790.
|Producer:||Small Farm Holders from Soconusco|
|Mill Location:||Tapachula (Certified Mill)|
|Processing:||Washed & Sun Dried|
|Classifications:||Shade Grown, Natural Forest, Certified Organic|
|Harvest:||November - January|