Mexico El Triunfo
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve
Region: Sierra Madre de Chiapas
COOP: Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas
Farmer: Smallholder and Estate
Varietal: Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo
Altitude: 950- 1700 meters
Proc. Method: Washed
In the Cup: Medium Body, Hints of Dark Chocolate, Clean Finish
2019 is our 12th year offering this coffee. The 2019 harvest just arrived a few days ago. As we complete the evaluation process it is becoming obvious to all of us that this might be the best cup since we began our relationship with this group. There is the sweetness and dark chocolate notes this coffee is known for but also a richness and rounded mouth feel (balance) that sets it apart for years past. Quite an accomplishment for this group of farmers considering all they have dealt with over the last 3-4 years.
This coffee is produced by the Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), a fair- trade and organic certified coop located within the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. Located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, it is one of the world’s most diverse forest reserves with thousands of plant and animal species, and contains Mesoamerica’s largest continuous cloud forest.
El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary requiring continued protection, which is assured by CESMACH through various sustainable practices. All of the coffee is shade grown and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration. CESMACH works closely with Heifer International to provide livestock to their coop members and also contributes to the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer among women in the region by collaborating with Grounds for Health. CESMACH also takes advantage of ongoing opportunities to work with various federally funded projects that improve basic living conditions for inhabitants all over the region.