MEXICO CHIAPAS MAYAN HARVEST
Our July Coffee of the Month is a more savory sensory experience than our last few spotlighted coffees. Your journey starts with a sweet caramel aroma, and in your first sip, you will find that it is spice forward with notes of bourbon smoke that carry through from start to finish. The subtle notes of lemon in the middle of the cup add a touch of acidity on the tongue, and the long finish is highlighted by the sweetness of chocolate and savory notes of smoke that reminded one of our cuppers of perfectly crisp bacon.
Roast Color: Medium-Dark
Cupping Notes: Smoke, Cocoa Powder, Lemon
Story: Mexico Chiapas Bella Vista Mayan Harvest is sourced from 38 family-owned farms located within the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia, who was raised in the Bella Vista coffee community, has dedicated herself to helping producers with small plots of land (averaging 5 acres) earn a better price for their coffee. Rosalba ensures traceability for her community coffee by personally exporting the coffee directly to the Bay Area. Rosalba also concerns herself with the small details like being sure to pull samples without piercing the producers bags, which has eliminated the cost for replacing damaged bags. These efforts allow producers to earn higher prices and reinvest in better agricultural practices and improve the livelihoods for their families.