MEXICO Jaltenango

The washed Jaltenango, from the Chiapas region in Mexico, will keep you coming back for more! Jaltenango is a municipality located in the Socioeconomic Region La Fraylescana, in the middle of 2 natural biospheres areas named La Sepultura and El Triunfo, home of native fauna such as parakeets, chupaflor, jilguerillo, wild pigs, jaguars and deers.

This Certified Organic coffee was produced by 267 smallholder producers, who work within the area around Jaltenango.

Mexican coffee grows in 15 states throughout the southern half of the country but over 90% comes from four states: Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Puebla. Specialty coffee comes from the highlands of Veracruz on the gulf coast, the mountains of Oaxaca and Chiapas at the southern tip of Mexico. In Chiapas coffee grows from 1,300-1,700 m.a.s.l. Coffee is grown by more than half a million farmers, 95% of these being smallholders cultivating less than three hectares and 85% of Mexico’s coffee farmers are indigenous Mexicans. Most Mexican coffee is grown under shade and Mexico is one of the world’s largest producers of certified organic coffee.

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