CP Select Mexico Chiapas FTO
Flavor Notes: sweet and tart with almond, cocoa, winey fruit and lemon
This coffee is certified Fair Trade and Organic. This year we are working with the CESMACH Cooperative.
As a CP Select Coffee we will often change up our source farms based on a number of factors. Always striving for consistent quality and cupping. This year the cup quality has been excellent.
- Origin: Central America, Mexico
- Region: Sierra Madre, Chiapas
- Farm: Various smallholder members of CESMACH
- Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo
- Altitude: 1200-1750 masl
- Process: Washed
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
- Crop Year: 20/21
CESMACH has nearly 500 active members, and has been managed by Sixto Bonilla fo a number of years. Sixto is very quality-focused and driven to empower his cooperative community with the tools and resources to produce better quality.
The farms of CESMACH are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, which is in the highlands of the Sierra Madre. it is one of the most diverse forest reserve areas in the world and contains Mesoamerica's largest cloud forest, as well as a protected natural environment for thousands of plant and animal species. All of the coffee produced here is shade-grown.
By the way... What's CP Select? Well, coffee is a yearly crop and much like wine, some crops really sing. While all Specialty Coffee farmers do their best and many farms are extremely consistent, sometimes the magic moves around. On our menu you'll see a number of farms called out by name; La Minita, Kauai Coffee, La Torcaza and others with established records for high quality and consistency. But you'll also see a number of choices we call CP Select. CP Select choices are instances where things need to change in order to stay the same. And that's where we're a little different.
Our CP Select choices like our Estate choices are chosen for their high quality in combination with choosing for consistency from order to order. That's for you. This can be an important element when you've found a type of coffee you love or a certain blend you've created that you want to maintain. Perfection is a difficult goal but we do strive for that ongoing level of quality and consistency in each CP Select choice; that its same as possible each time you order. While those CP Select coffees do lose their bag to bag pedigrees as we source our beans different farms as we search for our choices. They do carry our brand on the site, that's our seal of approval as a CP Select choice. Familiarity and consistency order to order. Our philosophy in the beans menu is one of "jewels and jeans." We absolutely have jewels such as Cup of Excellence beans and many other extraordinary Rock Stars of coffee. And, we also offer super high quality "blue jeans" of coffee; familiar, comfortable, worry-free, trustworthy, high-quality daily drivers. These are our CP Select beans. Equal quality chosen for repeat orders.