Regional Los Altos

SCRNP16844-16847-16875-16953-17010

Quick Facts

Location Teopisca Nuevo LeónAltitude 1,171 to 2,269 MASL

Process Washed – Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor, Marsellesa, Mundo Novo

Density 0.7 – MC 10.5% – aW 0.54

Cupping Notes Lime, Citrus, Peach, Caramel, Soft body, Citrus acidity

Bags Availability 38

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Thanks to our partner Descamex, this reference can be decaffeinated (min. order: 75 bags of 69kg)

Coffee’s Story

During the 2021 crop, the cuppers of the UCANOCH cooperative identified and separated the best quintals of the region Los Altos in Northern Chiapas in order to offer a regional specialty lot to the finest palates.

This lot comes from small farms only (farms < 5 hectares) living in Teopisca Nuevo León.

In this part of Mexico, people speak two main pre-Hispanic languages – Tsotsil and Tseltal – and are still conserving an ancestral way of life (more here).

The process of harvesting coffee is particularly crafty. Producers harvest only the ripe cherries, pulp them on the same day using manual pulpers, and wash the beans with clean water. Traditionally, the best coffees are washed and the green/damaged/over-ripped naturally processed (cerezo) for local consumption. Usually, coffee is dried in solar dryers on raised beds (when the producer can afford it) or on the roof of the house (losa) under the sun.

Generally, the harvest takes place from November to February. The producers of this locality commercialize their coffee directly to the UCANOCH which exports it to different parts of the world.