Region: Sierra Madre, Chiapas
Varietal: Bourbon, Arabe, Marsellesa, Caturra
Altitude: 1,200 - 1,900 MASL
Cupping Notes: Black Tea, Stone Fruit, Sugarcane, Delicate
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion
Description: We’re excited to have the first export of Organic Certified coffee from our export partner in Chiapas. In 2021, we began talking about getting organic coffees from them, and in 2022 they finished the steps required to produce and export certified coffees. This lot is made up of coffees from the Union de Ejidos Profesor Otilio Montano (UDEPOM). UDEPOM is located in a region that has historically suffered from unemployment and poor infrastructure. Local coffee farmers from different ethnic groups formed UDEPOM to put an end to these problems. They wanted fair, stable prices for their coffee. The coop is committed to the environment - promoting organic crop production in the area. The revenue from their fair trade sales has allowed UDEPOM to create social programs for their communities, including the 600+ small-holder famers they represent.
Farmers contributing to this cooperative lot harvest ripe cherries and then ferment for 13-16 hours before washing the coffee clean of mucilage and then drying. We love how this coffee arrived, with a delicate acidity and prominent sweetness, with notes of Black Tea, Stone Fruit, and Sugarcane.