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Country of Origin: Mexico

What the Water Gave Me

$15.00 USD

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Description

This lot is a personal favorite of our co-founder and market director Valerie Baciak, and here's why...
"Tapachula is the capital of the Chiapas region of Soconusco in Mexico and means 'between the waters'. Knowing the significant role water plays in the production of coffee, we decided to pay homage to my favorite artist who also happens to be a Mexican woman, by naming the coffee What the Water Gave Me.  And of course we are grateful to the artist that created this label, Melissa Washburn."
"We are always excited with we can collaborate with extraordinary artists like Melissa to bring more insight and meaning to our coffees and share the stories behind the coffee.  Also, supporting women producers is at the core of our business model and we look forward to sharing more women lots with you in the future.  We hope you enjoy this cup of coffee as much as we enjoy roasting it for you."
- Valerie Baciak, Co-founder

Cup Notes: Sweet, Clean and Tart with Notes of Toffee and Lemon

Roast Profile: Medium

Region: Tapachula, Chiapas

Certification: Ask our roaster

Special Notes about this coffee from the Importer: 

 GRAPOS or Grupo de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable S.C. is a group of coffee producers in the state of Chiapas in the southern Mexico in an area that borders la Biósfera del Triunfo or Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, from which Café Imports has also purchased coffee.

GRAPOS was formed in 2007 and consisted of 90 member farmers. In 2016, the group now includes 3,253 member farmers and covers an area including the microregions of Soconusco, Siltepec, Porvenir and Tapachula within Chiapas. As the co-operative has grown, so has the percentage of women producers, many of whom own or have inherited coffee farms. This lot selects out a portion of the women's contributions, and a premium is paid back to the women who contribute to the lot. Most of the women—as with all of the members of GRAPOS, farm on an average of 3–7 hectares of land. The co-op encourages producers to diversify their sources of income by growing other agricultural products—primarily banana, squash, beans, cacao, and corn—and the women of the organization have also focused on textile production for additional earning power.

For more information about this lovely group of women producers, click here.

 

 

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