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One of our year-round top sellers, this coffee is sourced from the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, where the mountain ranges provide an ideal altitude and climate for specialty coffee production. The vast majority of farms in the area small, family-owned plots under 10 acres in size. Coffee is dried in the sun on patios and in mechanical dryers known as guardiolas when needed. FROM CAFE IMPORT'S WEBSITE: For the past few years, we've been sourcing coffee from several different cooperatives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, along the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, one of the world's most diverse forest reserves. In the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, the reserve contains Mesoamerica's largest continuous cloud forest, and is a refuge for thousands of plant and animal species. Within this buffer zone is the Comon Yaj Noptic cooperative, which was founded in 1995 by a group of smallholder farmers from indigenous groups in the area. (Comon Yaj Nopticmeans "all of us think.") Today there are about 160 producer members. The producers here have the advantage of many ideal conditions, including good altitude, obviously a very lush environment, and high-quality coffee varieties like Typica, Bourbon, and Caturra. The grower members are passionate about quality and even though this region is not always thought of for exceptional lots, there is strong microlot potential from the groups we've been partnering with here. The area is very close to the border of Guatemala and that country's famous coffee region Huehuetenango: Some of the best of what we taste from those coffees is possible here as well. The organization earned its organic certificate in 2003 and its Fair Trade certification in 2009.

Butter

Meat-like

Lemon

Blackberry

Type

Single Origin

Origin

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30920 Nuevo ParaĂ­so, Chis., Mexico

Roast

Medium

Varieties

Mundo Novo, Typica, Bourbon

Process

Washed

Altitude

1200-1650m

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