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Mexico Mario Santiz Lopez - Finca Vista Hermosa SHG EP 2020

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$3.75/lb
$243.75 /65lb box
  • Flavor: Milk Chocolate, Almond, Cane Sugar, Citrus
  • Body: Medium
  • Acidity: Bright
  • Process: Washed
  • Moisture: 12.20%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Cup Score: 85.5
Cupping Date: July '20
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Mario Santiz Lopez, a second-generation coffee farmer, owns and operates Finca Vista Hermosa, a small 2.5 hectare farm in the Altos region of Chiapas. Before they grew coffee Mario's parents raised corn and beans, but those crops did not provide enough income to sustain the family. Out of desperation, his father took a job at one of the larger area farms. It was there that he learned about coffee production and the potential earnings he could achieve by growing coffee.

The Lopez family started growing coffee and things went well until 2012 when their plantation was hit by leaf rust. They had been growing nonresistant varietals and the disease decimated their farm. They went from producing 60 bags per year to 10.

Fortunately, in 2014 an exporter started supporting the Lopez family through the "Mas Cafe" project. The project helped the them renovate and recover two hectares. Soon, production increased to 120 bags per year, saving their farm and livelihood.

The farming community in Altos is strong. Every year in August, area producers in this region celebrate the 'Virgen de Juquila" religious festivity. They have a big gathering where they invite friends and family to drink Posh (a local drink) and eat Tamales. Each year after harvest there is a similar celebration with the workers at the farm.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Altos, Chiapas

Altitude 1600 - 1750

PRODUCER:

Mario Santiz Lopez - Finca Vista Hermosa

VARIETY:

Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Mundo Novo

PROCESSING:

Washed

HARVEST TIME:

Jan - Mar 2020

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