Mexico Chiapas GRAPOS [Certified Organic and Fair Trade]
Every once in a while we sample something that just POPS. We can't stop talking about this coffee; it really is delightful.
We roast this bean on the dark side, bringing out the bittersweet cacao notes. It's also got a caramel sweetness and just a touch of citrus acidity. It's our choice for our single-origin cold brew.
GRAPOS was formed in 2007 and consisted of 90 member farmers. In 2016, the group now includes 3,253 member farmers. Members of GRAPOS are mainly smallholder farmers with an average of 3 hectares of land.
GRAPOS is certified Fair Trade and Organic. Additionally, GRAPOS provides essential services to its members including access to finance, technical assistance and community development programs. Other economic activities of the group include mainly agriculture production of banana, squash, corn, black beans, cocoa and rambutan (a tropical tree that produces fruit of the same name). Members and their families also make handmade textiles for additional sources of income.