Country: Mexico Region: Tenejapa, Chiapas Varietal: Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo Process: Washed Altitude: 1600 Meters Grade: SHG Certification: Organic, Direct Trade Cupping: Brown Sugar, Citrus, Peaches and Cream, Vanilla Recommended Roast: City+ to Full City Good For: Espresso, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Cold Brew
Description: Coffee is Chiapas' most important cash crop with a history from the 19th century. While most coffee is grown in Soconusco, other areas grow it, including the municipalities of Oxchuc, Panthelo, El Bosque, Tenejapa, Chenalho, Larrainzarr, and Chalchihuitan. Many Chiapas coffee farmers are indigenous and grow the coffee under the shade of native trees without the use of chemicals and pesticides. Some of this coffee is even grown in environmentally protected areas, as Chiapas' rainforests are home to thousands of animals and plants, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Chiapas is ranked second in forest resources in Mexico, containing nearly 60% of Mexico's tropical tree species. On top of this great biodiversity, high altitudes, steady rain, and volcanic soil all factor into this coffee.