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Mexico

San Cristobal

The return of Cafeólogo’s project in Chiapas, Southern Mexico, with a very limited wild process-driven lot


  • A wildly process-driven lot, with notes of ripe berries and sweet chocolate liqueur
  • Coffee expression
    A fruity & wild coffee
  • Whole Bean Coffee
    250g (8.8oz) or 1000g (35.3oz)
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$23.00

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Producer
Various Chiapas Farmers

Varietal
Bourbon and Caturra

Process
Natural

Our second year working with Cafeólogo, innovative producers in the Chiapas region of Southern Mexico.

Mexico

Cafeólogo

Cafeólogo is a project founded by Jesús Salazar, focussing mainly on indigenous coffee growers in the area around San Cristobal de las Casas in central Chiapas, the southernmost region of Mexico. San Cristobal is located rather close to the border with Guatemala, and is in fact only around 200 km or about a 5 hour drive from San Marcos Huista in Huehuetenango, where we have purchased several coffees in the past. Starting in 2010, Jesús initially worked with 4 small producers, but soon many producers in the area were curious about the project, and the prices they could be paid for their coffee through their newly found access to the speciality market. To be able to accept so many more farmers into the project, Jesús realised that quality control would be very difficult if each producer was to grow and process their own coffee. So he made it his mission to add value to each group of producer’s work through careful processing, undertaking a Q-processing course and building two community wet mills, Sibactel and San Pedro.

Grown by a small community of Mayan farmers in the Chiapas region of southern Mexico.

Chiapas

San Cristobal

Members of the Cafeólogo team immersed themselves in the communities at San Pedro and Sibactel, learning the local Mayan dialects, understanding each farmer’s practices, their challenges and their needs. They also surveyed some of the more technical aspects of the land here, identifying potential pest and disease problems, and sequencing the varietals they found on each farm. Through this, they were able to present each farmer with a package of agronomic support. In the intervening years, they have built up trust within these groups, and handed over much of the control of the project to them. Cafeólogo, seeing the value of each farmer’s high quality cherry, pay the same price as for a high quality parchment coffee, so their income is not reduced, but their cost of production and level of risk is. This allows them to focus on the agronomical aspects of coffee production, with support from Cafeólogo on topics such as coffee physiology, nutrition, pests and diseases, organic practices and vitally, their own quality control.

A wildly process-driven lot, with notes of ripe berries and sweet chocolate liqueur.

A fruity & wild coffee

Chiapas Farmers

This particular lot is all about processing, with full cherries fermented without oxygen in cool conditions before drying. This leads to a much more wild expression than our other releases this season from Mexico, with ripe fruit and sweet chocolate liqueur character. Often small groups of neighbours, with such small farm sizes, share resources and deliver cherry to the wet mills together. This lot comes from a larger group of producers, each with a small area of land. The cherries used to create this lot came from the farms of Lucas Guadolupe Vázquez Sántiz, Julio Hernández Hernández, Mortin Sántiz Hernández, Santos Hernandez Vázquez, Rosa Hernández Gómez, Armando Gomez Sántiz, Pedro Guzmán Jiménez, Sebastiana López Pérez, Santiago Girón López, Santiago Girón Méndez, Simón Girón Méndez, Tito Girón Méndez, and Ana Guzmán Girón.

Technical Data

  • Producer

    Various Chiapas Farmers
  • Region

    Chiapas
  • Altitude

    1800 masl
  • Varietal

    Bourbon and Caturra
  • Process

    Natural
  • Harvest

    May 2021

Natural Process

The natural, or dry process, is the traditional process, going back generations. When accomplished in a controlled and careful manner, dry processed coffees can produce flavour experiences not found in wet processed coffees, deep fruits and florals, normally with heavier mouthfeel and lower acidity. The cherries are first sorted, and then laid out on in thin layers (2-6 cm) on raised drying beds. These are almost always used for high quality naturals, as they aid airflow around the coffee as it dries, enabling more even drying. 

It is very important that coffees are sorted very carefully early on in the drying process, as all of the cherries quickly turn dark brown, making it impossible to separate under and overripe cherries. The cherries are turned frequently to avoid mold formation or over-fermentation, until they reach a moisture content of below 20%, and the outer cherry layer shrinks and blackens. This process takes between 2 and 4 weeks, depending on weather conditions.


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