Flavor: floral and fruity, high in sweetness with a creamy body and low acidity. Cantaloupe, brown sugar, pecan, and chocolate.
Rosalba Cifuentes, along with the farms of her cousins and uncles, has dedicated herself to helping producers with small plots of land to earn a better price for their coffee in her family community of Bella Vista, Chiapas.
Mexican Chiapas Mayan Harvest is grown on four family-owned farms within the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas is in the southernmost tip of Mexico and borders Guatemala. Harvest occurs during the months of December-March. The elevation is at 1584 masl. The soil is clay minerals. The beans are fully washed and dried in the sun and are varietals of Bourbon, Caturra, and Catimor.
To ensure traceability for her community, Rosalba personally exports the coffee to the Bay Area. This allows her to pay attention to the many small details and eliminate wasteful practices that help producers earn higher prices and reinvest in sustainable actions.
The altitude, abundance of freshwater, and geography help the farmers maintain varieties that are harder to find in Mexico nowadays, which have adapted to these mountainous regions for decades.