Mexico Chiapas Mayan Harvest
It’s a pretty dramatic understatement to say that we are ecstatic to have coffee from an all-women grower cooperative in stock for the first time. We’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones who feel this way, too.
This coffee was selected from a group of women farmers in and around the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas. This is the very first year of this project, and plans for the future include improving the price paid directly to the producers, many of whom are supporting their family primarily through coffee production. Most of the women are growing coffee on plot sizes of 4 hectares or less. We are thrilled to have this coffee in our shop!
Beyond its humanitarian impact, the coffee is also of exceptional quality. This is a sweet and completely consistent coffee from start to finish. The aroma is pastry sweet, with notes of caramel and fresh cream. There is no spice or sharpness at all. In the cup, the body is silky, bright, and creamy with hints of brown sugar, dark chocolate, and molasses. The quick, clean finish has heavier notes of chocolate, with the taste of powdered sugar chocolate truffles. It’s so enjoyable, and available for a limited time.
Aroma: Sweet Pastry, Caramel, Creamy
Cup: Silky, Bright, Creamy, Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Molasses
Finish: Quick, Clean, Deep Chocolate Notes, Powdered Sugar Chocolate Truffles
About this Coffee
Mexico Chiapas Mayan Harvest Women's Group is sourced from 42 family-owned farms located in communities within the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia, who was raised in the Bella Vista coffee community, has dedicated herself to helping producers with small plots of land (averaging 5 acres) earn a better price for their coffee. Rosalba ensures traceability for her communities coffee by personally exporting the coffee directly to the Bay Area. Rosalba also concerns herself with the small details like being sure to pull samples without piercing the producers bags, which has eliminated the cost for replacing damaged bags. These efforts allow producers to earn higher prices and reinvest in better agricultural practices and improve the livelihoods for their families. This is the first year that the Mayan Harvest Women’s Group has exported coffee. Through Mayan Harvest’s system of traceability and improved premiums returned directly to the women, this coffee recognizes their work and gives them financial empowerment.