From Chiapas, Mexico to your Cup
Mexico Chiapas Sierra Azul is a Shade-Grown Organic and Fairtrade Certified coffee with a medium-bodied softness, a clean finish, and a nut-like aroma. It has a light brightness to it, and is one of our favorites as a breakfast coffee.
Our Mexico Chiapas Sierra Azul is a coffee cooperative located in the southern highlands of Chiapas within the buffer zone of the El Triunfo Biosphere. El Triunfo is an area of great ecological importance because it contains two of the most complex and beautiful ecosystems in the world: the Cloud Forest and the Tropical Rain Forest.
El Triunfo’s unique ecosystems are home to an incredible quantity of plant and animal species considered rare or in danger of extinction. Sierra Azul members are deeply committed to sustainable agricultural practices that prevent the encroachment of agriculture into the Biosphere and the disturbance of the natural resources within its boundaries.
The coffees we source from this cooperative are from 100% women owned farms, part of the Cafe Femenino program. Many of the women who produce Café Femenino in this Sierra region of Chiapas are decendents of the ethnic ancient Mayan culture of Mame, though today few that are able to speak their mother language of Mame.
Name: Café Gourmet Sierra Azul, SC
Location: Capitan Luis A. Vidal, Siltepec, Chiapas, México
Influencing Area: El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve
Ethnicities: Mam & Mestizo
Coffee Varieties: Typica, Bourbon and MundoNovo
Production Area: 450 hectares
Altitude: 1,200 to 1,800 masl
Certifications: Organic (OCIA and JAS) Fair Trade (FLO)