Mexico Bella Vista Mayan Women
Mexico Bella Vista Mayan Women is sourced from 60 women-owned farms located in communities within the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia, who was raised in the Bella Vista coffee community, has dedicated herself to helping producers with small plots of land (averaging 5 acres) earn a better price for their coffee.
Rosalba ensures traceability for her communities coffee by personally exporting the coffee directly to the Bay Area. Rosalba also concerns herself with the small details like being sure to pull samples without piercing the producers bags, which has eliminated the cost of replacing damaged bags. These efforts allow producers to earn higher prices and reinvest in better agricultural practices and improve the livelihoods of their families. This is the fourth year that the Mayan Harvest Women’s Group has exported coffee. Through Mayan Harvest’s system of traceability and improved premiums returned directly to the women, this coffee recognizes their work and gives them financial empowerment.
Grower: 60 women coffee producers
Farm: Various small farms
Region: La Rinconada, El Progreso, Unión Progreso, Barrio Montaña and Bella Vista, Chiapas, Mexico
Cultivar: Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor
Altitude: 1550 to 1650 meters
Processing Method: Fully washed and sun-dried
Roast Level: Medium Light Roast
Cup profile: Chocolate, Caramel, Honey
The Cup: Balanced flavor of chocolate and roasted nuts combined with notes of apple and a honey caramel sweetness.