Our certified organic Mexican Chiapas comes from small growers in 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. Although people purchasing organic want to know their coffee is preserving and protecting the environment, they also want a quality cup, one that will stand out, so great pride is taken to eliminate defects that can affect the final cup. The Soconusco region of Chiapas is known for being the most productive region of Mexico when it comes to the coffee harvest and much of this is due to use of natural forests that provide shade for the coffee. This is truly a quality cup that not only protects the environment but also one where a partnership has grown between mill and growers, creating sustainability 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 and Sun Dried|
|Classifications:||Shade Grown, Natural Forest, Certified Organic|
|Harvest:||November - January|