- December - March
Mexico Chiapas Café de Mujeres Semi-Washed SHG/EP 2023
Mexico Chiapas Cafe de Mujer Green Coffee Beans
The silver lining to Mexico’s coffee rust epidemic and workforce migration away from abandoned coffee farms in the 2010s was the shift in social norms for women in agriculture. In traditional cultural roles, women often had limited access to resources, education, employment, and decision-making, even though they’ve always played an essential part in farming, entrepreneurship, and preservation of cultural heritage. This left female coffee farmers particularly vulnerable to inequality and exclusion.
We are proud to offer Café de Mujeres for a second year and extend our commitment to women in coffee. The 212 Chiapas-area women growers who contributed coffee to this lot work just 1.8 hectares of land on average. They are smallholders, but they are united in their effort to eliminate gender inequality and expand economic opportunities for women in Mexico.
Coffee from Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico where the climate is humid and tropical, is distinguished for its delicate flavors and citrusy acidity. Café de Mujer’s offers warm nuttiness, dried fruit sweetness with a tea-like body. We consider it an exquisite showcase of the effort and talents these women have put into their product.
This Strictly High Grown (SHG) unroasted coffee blends Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuai varietals. The coffee cherries were hand-depulped, fermented in small tanks and fully sundried. During dry milling, the lot was further sorted to European Preparation (EP) specifications with a minimum screen size of 15 and above and a maximum of eight defects within 300 grams.
Region Sierra and Frailesca, Chiapas
212 Women Farmers
Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuaí
Semi-washed and Sundried
December - March