Mexico Selección Yajalon Organic (2021)

Lime, creamy chocolate, orange, capsicum
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001344-3
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About This Coffee

This organic lot is sourced from a community of small farmers in Yajalón, Chiapas. These farms are an average of 5ha in size and situated at altitudes betwen 1,350 and 1,700masl. Typical varities include Bourbon, Marsellesa and Pacarmara.

Origin Mexico
Subregion Yajalon, Altos de Chiapas
Harvest Season 2020/21
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1350m - 1700m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon, Pacamara, Marsellesa
Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
Screen Size 15 Up
Certifications Organic certified
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

One of the most defining landmarks in the region is Palenque City, which has some of the most preserved Mayan architecture in the world. Palenque city was called Lakamha or “Big Water” for the abundant water found in the region. Tourists from all over flock to see the towering stone ruins and learn about the ancient Mayan and Tzeltal people. Yajalón is a municipality located in the Tulijá Tzeltal Chol region and the majority of the 37,000 inhabitants have indigenous Tzeltal origins. The region boasts high biodiversity with native fauna including hummingbirds, anteaters, ocelots and saraguatos (black howler monkey). Cajpe (coffee in the Tzeltal language) is the main economic activity in the communities and is the main link for the community with the international markets. Coffee is the primary cash-crop here but it is often produced with food staples like corn, beans, and spicy chilies, mainly for consumption.

The Process

The organic farming system in Yajalon is performed under partial shade of native trees varieties and intercropped with beans, bananas, pumpkin and citrics and plums. As an organic producer group, fertilisations are made of cherry coffee pulp, dry leaves and wood ashes.

Cherries are picked ripe, de-pulped and fermented between 12-17 hours, washed, and then sun dried on farmers’ yards or zarandas.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Yajalon, Altos de Chiapas
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Organic certified
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Pacamara, Marsellesa
  • Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
  • Min Growing Altitude 1350m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1700m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Origin Mexico
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001344-3
  • Price Per Kg £5.30