About Mexico Mountain Water Decaf Fair Trade Organic
Latest arrival January 2018. Mexico Mountain Water Processed Fair Trade Organic. The lot is made up of Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon varietals and is grown at altitudes between 4000-5200 feet from the Chiapas region in Mexico, the country's most noted coffee growing region. GRAPOS or Grupo de Asesores de Produccion Organica y Sustentable S.C. is a group of coffee producers in the state of Chiapas in the southern Mexico fairly close to Guatemala. The cooperative works with area smallholder farms to produce organic, sustainable coffee.
GRAPOS is certified Fair Trade and Organic. They provide essential services to members including access to finance, technical assistance and community development programs. Members and their families also hand make textiles for additional sources of income.
- Region: Tapachula, Chiapas
- Varietal: Tipica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mondo Novo, Catuai
- Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
- Processing Methods: Washed, Mountain Water Process Decaffeination
- Growing Altitude: 900 - 1600 meters
This coffee is decaffeinated by Descamex Mountain Water Process which is 100% chemical free.
Cup Characteristics: Brown sugar, ripe green apple, lemon, buttery finish.
Roasting Notes: To your preference. This high grown decaffeinated Mexican coffee can be roasted throughout the gamut from City+ to dark roasts. If using a Behmor, try P3.
Mexico Coffee Facts:
Population: 108.7 Million People (2007)
Coffee Production: 4.1 Million bags (60 kg):
Country bag capacity: 132 pounds
Domestic Consumption: About 1 Million bags
Cultivated Area: 420,000 Hectares (1,037,000 acres)
Harvest: November-January (in the high elevations)
Arabica Introduced: Coffee was introduced from the Antilles at the end of the 18th century.
Farms: Over 120,000, most of which are small holdings (under 5 hectares).
Specialty Coffee Regions: Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Puebla
Botanical Varietals: Bourbon, Mundo Nuevo, Caturra, Maragogype, Garnica
Mexico is the world’s third largest producer of arabica coffee; it is Mexico’s number one agricultural export.