These organic, fair-trade beans are shade-grown by the CESMACH co-op in the highlands of the Sierra Madre mountains in Chiapas. Chiapas is the most southern region of Mexico, nearly on the Guatemalan border. More specifically, this coffee is farmed at roughly 1200m in the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, one of the world’s most diverse forest reserves.
This reserve contains Meso-America’s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. Biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.