Considering the lack of support from the government in the fight against "La Roya", this single 0rigin Mexican coffee is miraculously smooth, pleasant, with a natural sweetness.
Enjoy coffee that is good - and does good. What's in your cup matters.
Don Cox Bald Guy Brew
Lot: Altura de Chiapas
Certification: Fair Trade, Organic
Cup Score: 83 points.
Medium mouthfeel with a coco powder sweetness and long finish.
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From Import to Domestic Commodity
It’s been more than 200 years since Spain brought coffee to Mexico from Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and since that time the country has established itself as one of the strongest coffee producers in the world. More than 500,000 farmers in Mexico rely on this precious commodity for their livelihoods.
Over the last two decades, Mexico has become the world’s largest producer of organic coffee--at times accounting for more than 60 percent of the world’s organic coffee production. But, and it should come as no surprise, this wonderful development has not come without a struggle.
Mexican Coffee Institute and Collapse
In the 1970s the Mexican government recognized the value of coffee and so instituted the Mexican Coffee Institute (INMECAFE), an initiative that infused land, equipment, and money into the country’s coffee growing regions—but failed to provide other much needed support, beyond coffee production. Within a decade the institute became dilapidated. Many farms soon followed, along with the quality of their product.
Coffee Industry Revitalization
After the collapse of INMECAFE, industrious growers bounded back, however, with hearty ingenuity, forming their own collectives to fill the void left by the failed government program. These collectives, or 'co-ops' are today responsible for some of the highest quality beans coming out of the Americas.
Mexico’s best coffees grow in the country’s southern regions bordering Guatemala, especially in Oaxaca, Vera Cruz, and in the humid Chiapas region. Coffee from Chiapas is grown at altitude along a sweep of land between the Sierra Madres de Chiapas and the Pacific coastal plains, just the right mix of moisture and nutrient-rich volcanic soil help produce an exceptional yield.