Beneficio Comunitario San Pedro
Aldama, Chiapas, Messico
Micro producers in the land of the Maya
This Mexican nano-lot from Chiapas is the fruit of the work of 14 Tzotzil-speaking Mayan micro producers and it is grown in their gardens, in the shade of native trees, according to organic farming practices (it is not organic certified though).
These small producers produce approximately 20 bags of coffee per year. They are part of the Beneficio Comunitario San Pedro (counting 65 African beds and one biologist managing the coffee varietal garden) and, since 2010, are supported by Jesus Salazar, a Q-processor who provides training on the correct cultivation and harvesting of coffee.
Mexican nano-lot for a coffee of the highest quality
How is this special coffee produced
Jesus is the “zero generation” of his family in coffee and his desire is to “change the image of Mexican coffee”, returning to a high quality that is creating value for the indigenous communities.
To achieve it, he encourages the production of top quality coffee by paying the price of 1 kg of parchment coffee per 1 kg of coffee cherries.
Why did we choose it?
Among the various lots produced by this Beneficio, we chose this micro-lot of natural coffee, because we were struck by the ease with which we perceived a great sense of sweetness, typical of ripe tropical fruit.
- Botanical variety: Typica
- Processing: natural
- Harvest: January – March
- Drying: on African beds, semi-shade
- Altitude: 1.450 m asl