Unión de Productores de Café de Chiapas S.P.R. DE R.I.

Mexico Cooperative
1300 - 1700 m, Arabe & Bourbon, 83,5-84 SCAA
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About

1300 - 1700 m, Arabe & Bourbon, 83,5-84 SCAA

• The cooperative was founded on 20 July 2018 and is located in the Sierra Mariscal, in the South of Chiapas in a very mountainous region up to an elevation of 1.700 meters. The cooperative comprises 160 coffee farmers (35 women, 125 men). • Their objective is to sell to the international market instead of the intermediaries to generate an added value for the small farmers and so to increase the familiar income. The main problem they are facing is the lack of funds to gather the harvested coffee. Most of the farmers are young people who came back from having worked in the United States. They invested their earned money in coffee plantations for a further life at home. • They still have high volumes of Bourbón and Árabe because they managed well to rescue these coffee plants from the Roya.

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Coffee production
  • Production area

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  • Harvest period
    November
    March
  • Altitude range
    1300m - 1700m
  • Average annual production
    2000 Bags of 60kg
  • Arabica varieties
  • Robusta varieties

    No data

Team

Romain Méndez Gonzales
Presidente

Certificates
Organic Organico Sagarpa
Comercializadora Exportadora YAXCOFFEE CAFÉ VERDE S.C. DE R.I. DE C.V.
Offered by Comercializadora Exportadora YAXCOFFEE CAFÉ VERDE S.C. DE R.I. DE C.V.
  • Mexico
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The cooperative comprises 1536 small coffee farmers, all of them belonging to the indigenous ethnicities Tzeltal and Chol. They live in the remote area of Tumbalá, Chiapas where their languages and their culture could survive. YAX means "green" in the indigenous language Tzeltal and it refers to the indigenous concept of the members of the cooperative who consider "Mother Earth" as the base of any life. Organic production under shadow trees without any application of chemical substances and with a high diversity of plants in the coffee plantation to guarantee the survival of the Biodiversity is very important to them. Their vision is to improve the living conditions of small coffee producers through the production, gathering, processing, and marketing of high-quality, organic, and fairtrade coffee organized by the social cooperative Yaxcoffee. Young producers see a future for themselves growing high quality coffee instead of migration.

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