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Unión de Ejidos San Fernando
San Fernando, Chiapas, Mexico


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  • Gesha Washed
  • Gesha Natural

Gesha Washed

Mexico as an origin has seen the quality of its coffee skyrocket in recent years, due in large part to more and more cooperatives experimenting and innovating. Unión de Ejidos San Fernando in Chiapas have been leading this charge as standard bearers for cup excellence in the Mexican coffee landscape—and there's no better example than their work with the Gesha variety. It's certainly not everyday that you can find a Mexican Gesha!

At first glance, these don't look like your typical Geshas—they lack the elongated shape that Geshas are known for. Their unusual appearance, however, only lends to the unique and striking flavor profile of these coffees. This is especially true of the natural lot: its wild, untamed fruit character jumps off the cupping table with big tropical fruit notes, and notes of dark, ripe cherries. The washed lot is a little more familiar and features the hallmarks of excellent Geshas: exceptional clarity, delicate sweetness, sharp citrus and floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom.

 

 

Location: Nuevo San Luis, Ocozocuautla, Chiapas, Mexico

Variety: Gesha

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,400-1,650 masl

Harverst Months: December - March

Certifications: Organic, Fairtrade

Number of members: 1,296

Gesha Natural

Mexico as an origin has seen the quality of its coffee skyrocket in recent years, due in large part to more and more cooperatives experimenting and innovating. Unión de Ejidos San Fernando in Chiapas have been leading this charge as standard bearers for cup excellence in the Mexican coffee landscape—and there's no better example than their work with the Gesha variety. It's certainly not everyday that you can find a Mexican Gesha!

At first glance, these don't look like your typical Geshas—they lack the elongated shape that Geshas are known for. Their unusual appearance, however, only lends to the unique and striking flavor profile of these coffees. This is especially true of the natural lot: its wild, untamed fruit character jumps off the cupping table with big tropical fruit notes, and notes of dark, ripe cherries. The washed lot is a little more familiar and features the hallmarks of excellent Geshas: exceptional clarity, delicate sweetness, sharp citrus and floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom.

 

 

Location: Nuevo San Luis, Ocozocuautla, Chiapas, Mexico

Variety: Gesha

Process: Natural

Elevation: 1,400-1,650 masl

Harverst Months: December - March

Certifications: Organic, Fairtrade

Number of members: 1,296

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Tiag Raja’s historcal and remote homeland.

Owned and operated by Five Senses Coffee in Australia, Tiga Raja sources coffee from 600 to
1,000 farmers in Simalungun, who are organized into commissaries through a credit union.
It’s through these commissaries that traceability is enacted, as each lot can be traced back
to the group of smallholders that produced it.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

A standard bearer for cup excellence and collaborative professionalism.

Unión de Ejidos San Fernando is a large cooperative located near Tuxtla Gutierrez with 1,300 producers, 40% of whom originate from indigenous cultures in the area, and 4,500 hectares of production. In recent years, the farmers of Ejidos San Fernando have renovated over 2,000 plants with new varieties, showing determination to emerge from the Roya crisis with strength and new beginnings. The fruits of their labor are now showcased in the form of extraordinary coffees.

Since its founding, Ejidos San Fernando has been unwavering in its two core commitments: to continually elevate the livelihoods of the nearly 1,300 smallholder farmers that comprise the cooperative, and to be a vanguard championing sustainable and environmentally conscious farming practices in the coffee industry.


Unique flavors from it’s special enviromental resources.

Simalungun has many of the natural ingredients needed to produce high-quality coffee, including temperate climates, high altitude, and rich volcanic soils.


Experienced artisian workers run the Tiga Raja mill.

The carefully selected mill operators then process the coffee, using their vast knowledge of the quality expectations of specialty roasters and coffee consumers. Like most Sumatran coffee, the Tiga Raja Sumatra Simalungun Wet Hull lot is processed using the wet hull method.


Unique flavors from it’s special enviromental resources.

Simalungun has many of the natural ingredients needed to produce high-quality coffee, including temperate climates, high altitude, and rich volcanic soils.


Experienced artisian workers run the Tiga Raja mill.

The carefully selected mill operators then process the coffee, using their vast knowledge of the quality expectations of specialty roasters and coffee consumers. Like most Sumatran coffee, the Tiga Raja Sumatra Simalungun Wet Hull lot is processed using the wet hull method.


The deep sense of responsibility that each farmer shares for the wellbeing of every cooperative member is inspiring. The average farmer tends to less than four hectares of land; without the support of the cooperative, these farmers would be left helpless on their own. By gathering and sharing resources together, the farmers ensure a higher standard of living for everyone in the co-op.


The Unión de Ejidos San Fernando cooperative is a special place in the Mexican coffee lands. Located in San Fernando, Chiapas, the headquarters lies nestled in lush rainforest on the edge of Sumidero Canyon National Park, home to the Cañón del Sumidero, a towering natural canyon with sheer vertical cliff faces that reach as high as 3,300 feet. A river bisects the park, flowing through enormous valley walls and providing a paradise for the many endangered flora and fauna.


The views from Raja Tija

San Fernando, Chiapas, Mexico

Ejidos San Fernando stands out with its professionalism, forward-thinking renovation programs, and above all, cup quality.


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You help support the producers directly.

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You help support the producers directly.

You provide oppourtunties for producers to continue loreum ipsum.

Your contributions accomodate xyz .

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John Doe | CEO, Sustainable Harvest


These farmers also see themselves as stewards of the environment, an equally important role directly connected to their economic and social prosperity. To better nurture their land and conserve natural resources, the cooperative operates an exclusively organic harvest, resulting in coffees of remarkable quality. Since April of this year, cooperative members have been active leaders in IDB projects to promote the “climate-smart transformation of the Mexican coffee landscape.” With their minds ever thinking ahead, the Unión de Ejidos San Fernando is doing everything they can to secure a sustainable future for the next generation and the generations to come.