Mexico Chiapas Organic – Seleccion San Cristobal

$2.79 / lb
$576.52 / bag

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57 Bag(s)

About This Coffee

About This Coffee

San Cristóbal de las Casas is a “Pueblo Mágico” (Magic Town) in Chiapas, a government designation “defined as places with great symbolism and legends, they are towns whose historical importance has been fundamental for the development of history and that enhance the national identity in each of its spots.” Nearly half of the population are of indigenous descent, mostly Tzotzil, many of whom earn their living in coffee. Located in the dramatically undulated tropical highlands of Chiapas, equidistant from the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, San Cristóbal experiences significant variations in weather, from warm and wet to cool to dry and cool. This combines with rich soil to create ideal conditions for growing coffee.

Country of Origin Mexico
Region San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Processing Description Fermented 12-18 hours, sun-dried on patios
Growing Altitude 1100m – 1350m


Harvest Season 2022/23
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Caturra, Costa Rica, Typica, Marsellesa
Certifications Organic certified

History of Coffee in Zambia

The history of Zambian coffee seems familiar: men in Holy Orders of one sort or another arrive and plant seeds. But in the case of Zambia, missionaries did not introduce coffee farming until the 1950s. By the time commercial coffee production began in Zambia, the British had considerable experience in starting and operating coffee plantations in India, Kenya, and elsewhere. Planting coffee was an attempt to decrease a dependence on copper exports. Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on yield and production efficiencies. Plantations were large and orderly, grown in full sun on flat land, and processed in large wet mills wherever possible. Nevertheless Zambia made almost no appearance whatsoever on the world coffee stage until coffee was officially exported for the first time in 1985.

Growing Coffee in Zambia

The Northern province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300 masl). Most coffee grows from 1300 – 2300 masl. Zambia produces both washed and naturally processed coffee and has introduced some honey processing. A wide range of varieties including Catimor 129, Castillo, Java, and other trial varieties. Specialty grades are AAA, AA, AB and Peaberry.


Sample Roasting Guide

Consistency is key when sample roasting. Yet, your first crack won’t always happen at the same time, which makes it difficult to know when to end your roast. Use this guide to know when to discharge depending on how long it took you to reach first crack.