Cooperative Cafemex Cooperation
Producer FEDESI – Federacion de Sociedades Cooperativas Cafetaleras de la Sierra Madre
Motozintla, Chiapas, Mexico.
100% arabica organic
Lajikkeet: Sarchimore, Caturra, Bourbon, Oro Azteca, Geisha
The Mexican state of Chiapas is the world’s leading exporter of organic coffee. The state produces 274,600 sacks of beans a year, 180,000 of which end up on export markets. The terrain of Chiapas is mountainous and jagged, but provides the perfect climate to grow coffee. The mixed farming system traditionally used by indigenous communities predominates. Most people living in this area are extremely poor and rely on coffee as a main source of income. With Fair Trade certification, farmers now have more access to higher-priced international coffee markets. These farmers say Fair Trade has helped create a positive cycle where families are able to invest in better farming practices, training’s and workshops, which in turn increases production and efficiency.
Cafemex is allocated in Yajalon Chiapas, each producer processes its coff ees with a manually
operated mill. The Coop is organized by 1155 small coffee producers, having a total of 2241
hectares. All of the coff ee is sun dried in each farm and then delivered to the mill which lies in
Comitán. After the selection and the fi nal preparation if the coff ee, it goes to Veracruz to be