Our Mexico Chiapas coffee is certified organic, shade grown and bird friendly.
Mexican coffee is a medium roast with a slightly nutty & sweet taste and has a well-balanced and smooth finish.
Some history behind our coffee from Mexico comes from the farmers who, consisting of indigenous Mayan peoples from the tribes of Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Mame, Chuj and Zoque, were concerned about chemical inputs, soil erosion, fish and bird deaths, and the emigration of their young people seeking jobs.
In addition to the farmer’s concerns about the land and loss of their families, they wanted to improve quality and yield, and get affordable prices for their beans. So in 1992, they formed the FIECH, Coffee from the Indigenous Ecological Federation of Chiapas. eThe formation of FIECH has been a key to success of the farmers.
In its short existence, FIECH farmers have built a modern warehouse with high-technology equipment for quality control. The co-op has provided technical assistance, repaired machinery, built school dormitories, developed women’s programs and created a community lending bank. Farmers have tripled their average income by converting to organic production. They have used their resources to improve their homes, further their children’s education, and provide better food and health care for their families.
We hope you think of Hotwire the next time you need some beans from home and try our mildest coffee, Mexican Chiapas.