Mexico Chiapas Organic - Yajalon Tzotzil Cape *TOP LOT*

Strawberry, plum, cherry, milk chocolate, honey
$4.49 / lb $683.01 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Jun 2021
SKU P608238-1
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About This Coffee

About this Coffee 

This SHG Organic coffee comes from the Jaltenango district. Jaltenango is a municipality located in the Socioeconomic Region La Fraylescana, in the middle of 2 natural biospheres areas named La Sepultura and El Triunfo, home of native fauna such as parakeets, chupaflor, jilguerillo, wild pigs, jaguars and deer. 

History of Coffee in Mexico 

With seeds from the Caribbean, cultivation began in Veracruz, where custom house records indicate a few hundred bags of coffee were exported as early as 1802. But these exports were apparently anomalous because after 1805 coffee would not be exported again for twenty years, after the war of independence. Production did increase over this period, presumably for domestic trade and consumption. In 1817, a planter named Don Juan Antonio Gomez started “intensive cultivation” further south, where coffee thrived at high altitudes. By 1826 there were half a million trees in Cordoba and Mexican coffee was being exported.  In 1828, seeds—or possibly plants—from Arabia (Yemen) were planted in Uruapan, near the Pacific coast west of Mexico City, by Jose Mariano Michelena. Trees were brought from Guatemala to be planted in the southern state of Chiapas in 1847, and  Oaxaca would become the third largest producer of Mexican coffee by 1889.  

Growing Coffee in Mexico 

Mexican coffee grows in 15 states throughout the southern half of the country but over 90% comes from four states: Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Puebla. Specialty coffee comes from the highlands of Veracruz on the gulf coast, the mountains of Oaxaca and Chiapas at the southern tip of Mexico. In Veracruz coffee grows from 1,100-1,660 m.a.s.l. In Chiapas coffee grows from 1,300-1,700 m.a.s.l. In Oaxaca coffee grows from 900-1,650 m.a.s.l. Coffee is grown by more than half a million farmers, 95% of these being smallholders cultivating less than three hectares and 85% of Mexico’s coffee farmers are indigenous Mexicans. Most Mexican coffee is grown under shade and Mexico is one of the world’s largest producers of certified organic coffee and Fair Trade coffee. Most Mexican coffee is Bourbon, Catura, Maragogype, or Mundo Novo, though other varieties can be found. Mexico grows almost no Robusta.  

  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 85
  • Region Chiapas
  • Farm Name Yajalon Tzotzil Cape
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Organic
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Pacamara
  • Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1300-1700m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Country of Origin Mexico
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P608238-1

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