Tasting Notes: Caramel, Black Tea, Zest
Origin Location: Tapachula, Chiapas
Elevation: 900-1600 Meters
Variety: Tipica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mondo Novo, Catuaí
From the microregion Tapachula within the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico we present you a pleasantly mild, clean coffee with notes of caramel, black tea, and lemon. This coffee is brought to us by GRAPOS, or Grupo de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable S.C.. GRAPOS is a group of Fair Trade and Organic coffee producers who formed together in 2007 with 90 member farmers and as of 2016 had grown to include 3,253 members. In addition to Tapachula, the group covers the microregions of Siltepec, Porvenir, and Soconusco within Chiapas.
GRAPOS provides essential services to its members including access to finance, technical assistance, and community development programs. Members of the group farm other crops such as bananas, corn, and cocoa, in addition to making handmade textiles.
This group of hardworking farmers has produced a beautifully balanced coffee that is easy to drink at any time of day. This is the coffee you want when you aren't quite sure which coffee you want; when the higher acidity coffees sound good but maybe a little too bright and coffees with predominant chocolatey flavors and lower acidity aren't quire right either. This Mexico strikes a fine balance between the two that makes for a cup that is delightful down to the last little bit. We hope you enjoy this Mexican coffee as much as we do.