Our single origin Organic Mexico La Corona de Chiapas comes from multiple Fair Trade Certified™ cooperatives in the Chiapas region of Southern Mexico. This region’s high elevation and generous water resources make it ideal for coffee production. The coffee’s light roast highlights its notes of cocoa, almond, and lemon. An excellent drip coffee or cold brew.
Our single origin Organic Mexico La Corona De Chiapas comes from multiple Fair Trade Certified™ cooperatives in the Chiapas region of Southern Mexico. The organic farms’ high elevation and copious water resources make it ideal for coffee growing. And, the light roast profile highlights its exceptional, delicate notes, making it excellent for drip coffee or cold brew.
For this single-origin selection, we looked for the best Mexico has to offer and rotate through lots – the coffees from GRAPOS are an example of this quality. GRAPOS is committed to improving the quality of their coffees, step by step, year after year. We have an on-going project with the importer, exporter and cooperative. This project with our supply chain is an example of what can happen if everyone involved takes an active role.
We have purchased from the GRAPOS (Grupos de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable S.C) cooperative since 2017. GRAPOS is a cooperative of 2,830 members, located in the southern state of Chiapas. GRAPOS started in 2007 with 90 producers and has grown steadily over the years. Now, their focus is to work with current members who understand the importance of using organic farming methods and following best practices. The cooperative works in 214 communities in Chiapas.
For our lots, we have chosen to work with 100 producers in five small communities. All five surround the city of Siltepec (Porvenir, Angel Diaz, Siltepec, Llano Grande and Honduras). These communities are in areas with high elevations and ideal micro-climates. Working with a smaller producer group within the larger organization of GRAPOS has allowed us to focus on achievable quality improvements like maximizing the impact of our purchase through the price paid to these 100 producers.
Altitude: 1400-1700 masl
Varieties: Typica, Caturra, Bourbon, Masellesa, Costa Rica, Mundo Novo