• Mexico
  • December - March

Mexico Organic Chiapas SHG 2024

SKU: GEN24MXB
$4.64/lb$301.60/65lb box
  • Flavor: Milk Chocolate, Roasted Almond, Raisin, Citrus
  • Body: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Washed
  • Moisture: 11.60%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Cup Score: 84
Cupping Date: Mar '24

Washed Organic Chiapas Green Coffee

Everything that went into growing this Mexico Chiapas Organic is natural, with priority placed on conserving and revitalizing the land’s resources. Most of the farmers in Chiapas are smallholders, and their economy is driven by coffee, their primary cash crop.

The Chiapas Highlands are rich in rainfall and nutritious soil, and the coffee farms at 1200-1750masl are naturally shaded by a lush forest canopy that blankets the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains. The coffee-cultivating Soconusco region borders Guatemala’s Huehuetenango department, sharing the area’s complex characteristics and rich, balanced chocolate tones. Over one-third of Soconusco’s arable land is dedicated to coffee production, and the region holds a long history of producing substantial volumes.

Arabica coffee from Mexico is traditionally wash processed. With a delightful flavor profile that includes milk chocolate, roasted almond, raisin and citrus, this coffee, with gentle acidity, is a classic example of Chiapas’ agricultural excellence.

Organic Coffee from Mexico

Mexico is one of the leading producers of organic Arabica coffee. The history of organic coffee farming in Mexico traces back to the late 20th century. Motivated by environmental concerns and a desire to preserve soil fertility, small-scale farmers began embracing sustainable agricultural practices.

However, with organic farming came vulnerability. In 2013, coffee leaf rust decimated coffee production in Central America. Due to Chiapas’ proximity to Guatemala, it was one of the first regions to succumb to the fungal disease. But in recent years, it’s has made a strong come back. Today, Chiapas is leading the charge in innovation and investment. The region is bringing Mexico’s coffee production back up to speed, producing high quality organic coffee at even higher volumes than before.

Mexico Green Coffee

From the mountainous regions of Chiapas and Veracruz to the rugged terrain of Oaxaca, Mexico's coffee-growing regions boast diverse microclimates and fertile soils, providing an ideal environment for cultivating exceptional coffee. However, despite its longstanding tradition and reputation, the Mexican coffee industry faces a myriad of modern challenges, including climate change, economic pressures, market volatility, and labor shortages. Nevertheless, with a resilient spirit and a commitment to innovation and sustainability, Mexico's coffee producers continue to navigate these obstacles, striving to uphold the country's rich heritage as a distinguished coffee-producing nation on the world stage.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Motozintla, Chiapas

Altitude 1200-1750

PRODUCER:

Various smallholders

VARIETY:

Tipica, Bourbon

PROCESSING:

Washed

HARVEST TIME:

December - March