Mexico - Bats' il Maya
We are thrilled to be able to offer you this superb coffee. Roasted for filter but beautiful as an espresso as well. Tastes like sweet chocolate marzipan with the balanced acidity of blood orange. Bold and juicy however you drink it.
Region: Chilón/Sitala, Chiapas
Growers: Cooperative Ts’umbal. 300 families
Farm: From various indigenous Ts’eltal communities
Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Oro Azteca, Garnica
Process: 90% Washed, 10% Honey/Natural
Elevation: 900 – 1,250 masl
Bats’il Maya is a micro-industry that began in September 1993 in Chilón, Chiapas, México as a response to the marginalization suffered by the Ts’eltal indigenous communities. Coffee producers are organized into the Ts’umbal Cooperative, which started its activities in 2001 and brought together 12 communities. This project aims to strengthen agricultural livelihoods, promote ago-ecology and boost the Ts’eltal economy. By refraining from selling coffee and organic honey as raw materials, and creating the necessary connections with different social enterprises (universities, foundations, corporations, networks, and social movements) to add value to the production, and offer finished products to the Fair Trade social circuit. This includes the sale of coffee in the Capeltic cafes located within the two university campuses of the Society of Jesus in México.