Roast level: Medium
Produced by: Smallholder farmers
Altitude: 1200-1800 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Catimor
Tasting notes: Sweet and citric with notes of cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla and peanut
Mexico’s history with coffee production gained momentum with the emergence of more smallholder farmers and farm families in the 19th and 20th centuries, though coffee production existed before that. Support and resources for coffee farmers in Mexico, especially farmers in remote rural regions of Mexico, dwindled after government coffee institution, INMECAFE, dissolved in 1989. Coffee farmers struggled in difficult times with the lack of infrastructure for their industry until the 1990s, with an increased focus on Fair Trade and Fair Trade Organic coffee. Fair Trade practices seem to fit well with methods already in practice, as deeply rooted cultures and influences of indigenous peoples involve organic farming and preserving the natural environment. A strong commitment to organic farming Mexico, especially in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, paired with diverse microclimates creates the perfect situation for a variety of unique flavor profiles in Mexican coffee. This lot from Chiapas offers both lightly sweet cinnamon and cocoa notes, along with pleasant citrus flavors.