Mexico Fairtrade Organic
  • Mexican Fairtrade Organic

    GRAPOS, or the Grupo de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable, is a small coffee producer organization located near the town of Tapachula in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The organization represents 2,600 small coffee farmers who work on an estimated 8,000 hectares (acres) of land. Most members come from the communities of Unión Juárez, Cacahoatan and Tapachula, all within Chiapas.

    The fair trade market guarantees farmers a better price for their effort and organic coffee growing has meant not only financial salvation, but a new (or rediscovered) respect for the earth and ecological farming practices.


    Region: Chiapas, Southern Mexico
    Cooperative: GRAPOS (Grupo de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable S.C)
    Variety: Tipica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
    Members: 3,253 farmers
    Average land size: 3 hectares
    Founded: 2007
    Process: Fully washed and sun dried
    Altitude: 900 – 1600 meters above sea level
    Body: Medium
    Acidity: Medium
    Tasting notes: Clean, sweet, vanilla, nutty, light pear notes
    Certification: Fairtrade and organic

    Mexico Fairtrade Organic