Soconusco, Chiapas, Messico
Our days on the estate, guests of Walter Peters, pioneer of biodynamic agriculture
Finca Irlanda is located in Mexico, Chiapas, terroir of Soconusco. The owner (and producer) is Walter Peters, pioneer of biodynamic and organic coffee agriculture. It was in 1967 that Walter Peters exported the first biodynamic coffee in Europe.
A coffee grown with respect of the ecosystem without altering the dynamics between flora and fauna
Where does the coffee we have selected come from?
This totally respectful farm is located at 1.090 meters asl and is characterized by 270 hectares of production and 50 of nature reserve which is a real nature-sanctuary, with more than 50 species of trees, 200 birds, 800 plants, 87 spiders and 80 ants.
Furthermore a foundation named Peters IAP has been created. It works to develop the medical and educational aspects of the area and it offers accommodation and free meals to the community.
How this coffee is grown
This coffee is Demeter and biodynamic certified indeed, because its production is based
on the natural relationship between flora, fauna and its intrinsic environmental dynamics.
It takes advantage of the moon phases to establish the seasons of sowing and harvesting coffee, so that the product is optimal and fully integrated into the ecosystem. There is no clearing or pruning of the jungle and part of the coffee trees are integrated into Soconusco as if they were born “wild”.
Every certain time, water treated with medicinal plants in the area is applied to the coffee foliage to protect them from pests and improve photosynthesis.
The result is a coffee of the highest quality and a production respecting its natural
- Botanical variety: Red Bourbon, Typica
- Processing: washed
- Harvest: February – May
- Drying: sun dried on patio
- Altitude: 1.090 m asl