The Mexico Chiapas coffee is a single-origin, organic bean from a cooperative farm called GRAPOS (Grupo de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable S.C.) in the Chiapas state of Mexico. Starting in 2007 with 90 member farmers, GRAPOS has now grown to 3,253 farmers as of 2016 and spans the microregions of Soconusco, Siltepec, Porvenir, and Tapachula. During this time the number of women farmers has increased as well with many who now own or have inherited coffee farms.
Gender discrimination in the agricultural sector of the world means that women farmers don’t get the same access to resources and land ownership. That’s why women primarily make up the labour force behind coffee farming and less often take on leadership roles. According to a report from the International Coffee Organization, depending on the region up to 30% of coffee farms are female-operated while 70% of the labour is provided by women.
This current batch of beans from Mexico is a selection from the women farmers of GRAPOS who are given premium pay. They are responsible for an average of 3-7 hectares of land, and since the coffee harvest season runs from November to March, they are encouraged to diversify their crops. By growing other products such as bananas, squash, beans, cacao, corn, as well as the production of textiles, the women have increased their earning power. By purchasing these Mexico Chiapas beans, we are enabling them to increase coffee production and invest in their communities.
This Mexico coffee is as strong as the women who produced this coffee. Bold & full bodied, with dark chocolate note upfront & very high sweetness of caramel, finish with hints of tobacco on the aftertaste. The perfect morning coffee to start your day.
1 : 1.5
1 : 11
15th of January
250g pack ships in 1-2 working days 500g & 1kg pack roast to order, ships in 3-5 working days
Ainul Ridzwan Z.
To the people of Chiapas, to the people of the sun.
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