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Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH)
Variety
Bourbon, Caturra, and Typica
Region
Chiapas, Mexico
Harvest
October – March
Altitude
900 – 1750 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

MEXICO FTO CHIAPAS EL TRIUNFO ALTURA 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.