Colima, Cofradia Natural

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Colima, Volcan de Fuego

Community Name

Intregadora de Colimense – Cofradia

Processing Method

Arrival Date

September 2019

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

Grape bubblegum, lime, red apple


1300 MASL




In the West of Mexico Mt. Colima, or the Volcan de Fuego, shoots out above the Sierra Madre Occidental Range. The volcano is still active, and within its eruption zone live 856 coffee farmers whose small associations or ejidos work together to export coffee under a single cooperative Integradora. This Integradora is made up of member organizations from communities around Colima. If names such as Yerbabuena, Naranjal, Remudadero, and Arrayenal don’t ring a bell then just wait, because they are earning a name for themselves.

We are proud to be the first and only international buyer of coffee from Colima. Farmers sell to local roasters, or to coyotes who then sell into Mexico City. The coffee, the capacity and the will are all there to make this a premium destination for specialty coffee buyers, but the going has not been easy. In the years since working with them to form an exporting organization, the new integradora has been faced with every problem imaginable. While we can’t help with the volcano, or the roya, we do what we can to ensure year over year monetary stability and pre-crop financing. Plus, micro-lots. Each year we select top performing lots to receive top dollar, encouraging the entire community to play along with specialty.