Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Creamy Maple, Cashew
Grower: Cifuentes Family
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, and Catimor
Region: Bella Vista, Chiapas, Mexico
Altitude: 1584 masl
Soil: Clay minerals
Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun
Delightful. The maple note is bright and hints at citrus.
This coffee is sourced from Eugenio Roblero, Froilan Roblero Cifuentes, Otoniel Roblero Cifuentes, and Omar Roblero Cifuentes, who are uncles and cousins to Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia. These four family-owned farms are located 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 community 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 for replacing damaged bags. These efforts allow producers to earn higher prices and reinvest in better agricultural practices and improve the livelihoods for their families.