Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa de producción Tzeltal-Tzotzil, SCL
Variety
Bourbon, Mundo Novo, and Typica
Region
Pantelho, San Juan Cancuc, Chalchihuitan, Sitala, Simojovel, and Chenalho, Chiapas, Mexico
Harvest
November - April
Altitude
660 – 1460 masl
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Cooperativa de producción Tzeltal-Tzotzil, an organization operating in 26 indigenous communities in the northern region of Chiapas, Mexico. Coffee producers use their own micro-mill to process harvested cherries, which allows for meticulous care in depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. Coffee is cultivated on farms that average less than 10 acres in size. In addition to coffee, member of Tzeltal-Tzotzil also process around 80 tons of honey. Producers are focused organic practice to protect their environment and on quality to gain higher income for the improved livelihood of their families.