Mexico - Chiapas, Siltepec

Mexico - Chiapas, Siltepec

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Origin: Mexico - Siltepec

Region: Chiapas, Various smallholder farmers

Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Mundo Novo

Altitude: 1200 - 1800 masl

Process: Washed

"Mellow, sweet and citric with a smooth mouthfeel; toffee and lemon flavors."

For our Regional Select offerings, we source based on cup quality and character, seeking a balance of “taste of place” with availability and price. These lots cup out between 84–87 on our 100-point cupping scale.
We found that there is a difference in style and substance between regions and microregions. In Coatapec, producers tend to deliver cherries to the mill, but there are many small producers with micromills and raised beds—where in Chiapas you find small producers depulping by hand and drying wherever they can, to deliver dry parchment to a central repository. Chiapas is also home to cooperatives, both Fair Trade and not. Many organic producers and large estates are entirely self-contained, and efficiently producing their own electricity to run their own wet mills, dry mills, and support their housing.

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