Colima , Mexico
Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Veracruz aren’t the only regions that grow coffee in Mexico, just the best known. The Colima region/state is home to 856 coffee farmers, members of small cooperatives,who export their coffee under the Intragadora cooperative. Prior to the latest eruption of Volcán de Fuego, all coffee coming from Colima was sold to roasters in Mexico itself.
Mexico is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, and the largest coffee trade partner with the United States of America, and yet of the 12 states that grow coffee, most aren’t even known by name. This is due in part to the fact that only about 10-15% of Mexico’s coffee is considered specialty grade. But with the advent of the Cup of Excellence, coffee farmers are taking more interesting in the quality of their coffee, not just the quantity. This coffee from the Montejano families is proof that as specialty coffee becomes a goal, we’ll be tasting a new generation of flavors and learning some new names from the Mexican coffee scene.