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Mexico Chiapas Bellavista SHG/EP 2022

SKU: GEN22MXF
$4.69/lb$304.85/65lb box
  • Flavor: Dark Chocolate, Pineapple, Brown Sugar, Citrus
  • Body: Light
  • Acidity: Bright
  • Process: Washed, Fully Sundried
  • Moisture: 12.90%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Cup Score: 86
Cupping Date: May '22

Mexico Chiapas Bellavista Washed Green Coffee


When leaf rust devastated Mexico’s coffee farms in 2012 the industry struggled to rebuild coffee production and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers that were hit the hardest. Importers and farmers worked together to design programs to overhaul coffee-growing conditions. The goal: develop sustainable production practices to position coffee as the main economic driver in coffee regions.

New programs gave smallholders in Bellavista access to healthy seedlings, high-quality fertilizer, financing, and purchase guarantees. In addition, farmers benefited from technical and agricultural assistance. Today, Bellavista’s growers are part of a network of thousands of producers who have collectively renewed over 5,000 hectares of farmland in Mexico.

The municipality of Frontera in Mexico’s Chiapas region, where Bellavista sits at 1,600-1,850masl, borders Guatemala’s Huehuetenango department. The area shares the same microclimate that produces exceptional cup profiles that include buttery notes of vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut. Farmers here employ traditional processing methods like hand de-pulping, wooden-tank fermentation, and patio sun-drying.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas

Altitude 1600-1800

PRODUCER:

Various smallholders

VARIETY:

Bourbon, Caturra, Catuaí

PROCESSING:

Washed, Fully Sundried

HARVEST TIME:

December - March