Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Nougat, Nutmeg
Roast level: Medium
Farmer: Maya Vinic Cooperative
From the roaster: This is a delightful medium-bodied coffee, which tastes of dark chocolate, nougat, and nutmeg. This tasty coffee by the Maya Vinic Cooperative is a solidarity project that supports the traditional Mayan communities in Los Altos, Chiapas. In partnership with Coop Coffees, On the Ground Global, and customers like you we are able to support sustainability projects.
The Cooperative Union “Maya Vinic” is comprised of some 500 coffee farming families from “Los Altos” in Chiapas, Mexico. Each member averages one hectare of coffee and produces about 400 kilos annually. Maya Vinic operates with a respect for local language and culture, with a reverence for Mother Earth and traditional forms of self government.
The founding members of Maya Vinic come out of organization “Las Abejas”, a network of Liberation Theology catechists in the region. They envisioned the cooperative in the aftermath of the 1997 Acteal massacre, where 45 of their members were caught in the political cross-fire of the era.
Maya Vinic strives to offer high-quality, organic coffee, raised with care and respect for their natural resources.
As a collective initiative to improve the living situations of their farmers, Maya Vinic understands that in addition to producing great coffee for our roaster members, they must also provide even greater economic benefit to their producers. Above all, they strive to support dignified livelihoods and living conditions through the production and marketing of their green coffee.
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