Mexican Chiapas – Fair Trade Organic

In Stock: 14 Lbs
Mexico
Nuevo Paraiso, La Concodia, Chiapas
Various smallholder members of Comon Yaj Noptic
Typica, Bourbon, Caturra
1200-1750 masL
Washed
Almond flavor and an herbal aftertaste; mellow and tart with delicate mouthfeel.
Medium/Dark (Full City Roast) and Dark (French Roast)

Taste: Like many roasters and coffee drinkers, we are guilty of under-estimating the progress Mexico has made in coffee quality.  Thankfully, our son home-roasted some and turned us on to this excellent bean.  Bright and full-flavored, this favorite for blending stands well on its own – very well indeed.  This FTO bean is a great option for those who love Mexican coffee and also value sustainable farming practices.

Roast: Best at Medium/Dark (Full City Roast), but handles all roasts very well.

About: One of the things that has set Mexico’s coffee apart is the abundance of both Fair Trade- and organic-certified coffees, especially in areas like Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Chiapas. The strong influence of indigenous groups and cultures has long been the driving force between smallholders’ embrace of organic practices, as they are often in line with traditional growing philosophies and utilize similar if not the same techniques. Fair Trade has also done considerable work with regards to encouraging smallholders to organize and operate within cooperatives, which allows them to pool resources, provides better access to credit and financing options, and creates more market presence and leverage in a competitive global economy. In addition, many of the coffees that we at Cafe Imports source from Mexico come from the buffer zones around one of the largest and most forest reserves in the world: El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. FTO Mexican Altura Chiapas, “Comon Yaj Noptic Cooperative” – El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve


 

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