MEXICO

Colima, Cofradia Washed

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Additional information

Country

Continent

Region

Colima, Volcan de Fuego

Community Name

Intregadora de Colimense – Cofradia

Processing Method

Arrival Date

October 2019

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

85 – Balanced raisin toffee, brown sugar, caramel, lemon, milk chocolate, orange

Elevation

1300 MASL

Varietals

Typica

Description

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.

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