Mexican Coffee - Chiapas District

Did You Know

Mexico produces a lot of coffee: it’s among the world’s top 10 coffee producing countries and top 5 in Latin America. Mexico is frequently left out when people list popular coffee origins. But it has a lot to offer: distinctive and fruity profiles, positive social and environmental effects, and rich coffee-producing history.

Mexican coffees tend to be lighter-bodied and soft, with subtle flavors. There is a potential for them to be outstanding: the 2019 Excellence Cup saw six coffees smash through the 90-point mark. Cruz José Arguello Miceli’s Gesha won with an outstanding 93.07 points (and sold for US$35.40/lb of green).

The judges noted that this Chiapas-grown coffee had notes of bergamot, jasmine, lemongrass, and vanilla and was generally very sweet with a buttery mouthfeel.

Our Chiapas Region

Nestled on the border with Guatemala, you’ll find the best state coffee-growing between 1,300 and 1,700 m.a.s.l. Chiapas also holds the crown for the highest coffee production in Mexico, accounting for 40% of its total yield.

It’s the location of Chiapas and the climatic conditions that set it apart from Veracruz. There are similarities between the coffee farms in Chiapas and Veracruz in terms of cultivation practices and varieties.