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Dreaming up a better bean, Colima Mexico 2018   Trip Report, February 2018 Visitng Colima, Mexico By Ben Heins Dreaming of a better bean Colima Mexico 2018   Arriving in Colima couldn’t have been sweeter. Despite sharing a desk in Chicago, it had been quite some time since Jake and I had any time to actually enjoy another’s company. Even the layover in Mexico City was filling the battery. Boarding the plane to Colima we recognized Daniel, who worked with us in year’s prior as a translator. He was on our connection to Colima – a flight he takes every other week while working towards a degree in Music therapy. We caught up with him as we waited for bags – hauled up from the tarmac in the back...

March 15, 2018
Category: in Mexico
In the service of coffee   Trip Report, February 2018 Visitng Oaxaca, Mexico By Jake Elster the service of coffee    ’Coffee is a noble crop’, Gildo translated from Mixteca to Spanish. We were in Southern Mexico, Oaxaca State, near a Puebla called Guadalupe Mirimar, an indigenous Mixteca town smaller than my graduating class in high school. Being from the area Gildo (pronounced Hildo) showed us all that his community had to offer the world of specialty coffee. We were above the cloud-line, something that always makes sunrises special, and walking back from a plot where one farmer had worked – alone – and with love– to replant all 2000 trees. Gildo was explaining the pride people take in cultivating coffee, something more than all other...
THE RETURN OF LEYVA MANCILLA ABOVE THE TOWN OF ZIHUATANEJO IN GUERRERO, MEXICO ARE THE SIERRA MADRE DEL SUR MOUNTAINS Back in the 1960's a fisherman by the name of Caesar Galeana Sortiz left the coast in search of better work. He eyed the mountain range behind him - these are the foothills between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains. Sortiz knew that coffee was popular further south in Oaxaca, and saw opportunity to bring coffee home.   Within a few years Caesar and a handful of his neighbors would make the 12 hour hike up to tend to their new fincas, staying up there for weeks at a time, having to make-do with local resources for food,...
Do something special for your most loyal customers - those who love all of your coffees, even your DECAF! MEXICO, MEX-WATER DECAF Harvest Cycle: Dec - March No. Farmers: Colima Blend of 2 Communities Total Produced: 116 bags Lot Separation:  By community  Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Garnica Screen Size: 15+ Washing Method: Fully Washed Drying Method: Patio Dried Elevation: 3,000 - 3,500 ft     VISIT CROPTOCUP.COM and get:  Free samples Cupping notes Prices and current availability. SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE CUPPING NOTES  Vanilla            Bran Nutmeg          Oat Walnut           Molasses COLIMA'S 1st INTRODUCTION OUTSIDE OF MEXICO Micro-lots from the state of Colima, brought through the organic Mexican Water Decaf Process, and into the United States for the very first time....
Meet the Latest Addition to the Crop To Cup Family of Green Offerings Mexico, Colima, Yerbabuena  Harvest Cycle: Dec - March No. Farmers: 6 member Beneficio   Total Produced: 12 bags Lot Separation:  By community  Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Garnica Screen Size:  15+ Washing Method:  semi-washed / no fermentation Drying Method: Patio Dried Elevation: 3,000 - 3,500 ft     Click for samples cupping notes, prices and current availability.   Mexico, Colima, Remudedero Harvest Cycle: Dec - March No. Farmers: 8 member Beneficio  Total Produced: 98 bags Lot Separation:  By community Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Garnica Screen Size:  15+ Washing Method:  Fully Washed, eco-pulper Drying Method: Patio Dried Elevation: 3,000 - 3,500 ft     Click for samples cupping notes, prices and current availability.   Mexico, Colima, Canoas Harvest Cycle: Dec - March No. Farmers: ...
Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Coastal Coffee. When people think of coffee from Mexico they think of Veracruz, Chiapas, Oaxaca or Puebla. They do not think of the western state of Guerrero. Those who do think of coffee from Guerrero think of the town of Atoyac, which is where almost all of the state's coffee comes to market. They do not think of the sleepy town of Zihuatanejo five hours north of Acapulco along Mexico's Costa Grande. Yet Zihua (affectionate abbreviation) is now one of my favorite places to go for coffee. In the Spring, and again in July I traveled down to meet with the Grupo de Trabajo Levya Mancilla - a farmer group with 26 members. Their farms overlook the Pacific ocean and beaches of  Zihuatanejo...