Mexico Chiapas Altura



This beauty is comfortingly sweet, boasting a medium body with milk chocolate flavors interlaced with light spice and a sweet, mild finish. A really great way to start your morning!  Certified Organic and Fair Trade.

Net weight 16oz (One Full Pound!)

  • •Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
  • •Altitude: 1200m – 1500m
  • •Varietal:Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Typica
  • •Process: Fully Washed, Sun Dried
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•Medium Roast

•Flavors of Milk Chocolate and Spice, Mild Acidity

•Certified Organic

•Certified Fair Trade

•Net Weight 16oz (One Full Pound!)


Coffee plant nursery at GRAPOS, Chiapas, Mexico

Tasting And Roaster Notes

“When you are building a crowd-pleaser coffee, you look for certain characteristics: sweet, clean, chocolate, nutty, and crisp acidity. This coffee is roasted into second crack to give some roasty character to the chocolate and nut flavors. There is enough acidity and sweetness in this coffee to yield a lively and bittersweet cup even after second crack. Coffee gives you many sensory cues during the roast cycle: aroma, sound and color. First crack is when the beans moisture content has evaporated and the beans pop and expand in size. A little like popcorn. At this point, we have lowered our heat input to avoid scorching. This allows a slow caramelization up to second crack. At second crack the actual cell structure fractures, allowing oils to start showing on the surface of the coffee. The roasted coffee will have a milk chocolate color and a mostly dry appearance with small beads of oil starting to show on the surface.”
-Thomas Lussier, Head Roaster

Meet The Farmers

GRAPOS, or the Grupo de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable, is a small coffee producer organization located near the town of Tapachula in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The organization represents 2,600 small coffee farmers who work on an estimated 8,000 hectares of land. Most members come from the communities of Unión Juárez, Cacahoatan and Tapachula, all within Chiapas.

GRAPOS provides essential services to its members including access to finance, technical assistance and community development programs. According to the organization, Fair Trade has helped them become more organized. Some of the most recent examples include programs developed with support from Fair Trade Premiums –such as a women’s knitting program or mushroom cultivation project as additional sources of family income.

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