MEXICO FT ORGANIC BIOSPHERE EL TRIUNFO – 29277 – SPOT RCWHSE

Position Spot

Bags 210

Warehouses Oakland

About this coffee

Grower

Cooperativa Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH)

Altitude

900 – 1750 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Caturra, and Typica

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Chiapas, Mexico

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

October – March

Certification

Fair Trade | Organic

Coffee Background

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized Cooperativa Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), which operates in 35 communities and 478 producers spread throughout the southern end of the Sierra Madre mountain range in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Most of the producers have less than 10 acres of coffee cultivation with elevations reaching 1750 meters above sea level near the El Triunfo biosphere reserve. Producers have a strong commitment to organic practices, which provides a protective buffer for more than 800 plant species and 390 bird species that make their home in El Triunfo. Each producer processes coffee with their own micro-wet mills and dry the coffee in the sun on patios before transporting the coffee in parchment nearby warehouses. In addition to providing local warehouses to ease the burden of transportation costs to producers, CESMACH has also recently invested in building a centrally located dry mill facility where the coffee is prepared for export, which ensures full control of traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process.