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  • Reserva El Triunfo Café de Mujer 
  • Café de Mujer

Reserva El Triunfo Café de Mujer

 

 

Location: Angel Albino Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico

Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo, Rancho Bonito

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,100-1,900  m.a.s.l.

Certification: Fair Trade, Organic

Number of members: 619 (224 women)

Café de Mujer

 

 

Location: Angel Albino Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico

Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo, Rancho Bonito

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,100-1,900  m.a.s.l.

Certification: Fair Trade, Organic

Number of members: 619 (224 women)

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

The cooperative Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) was founded in 1994. CESMACH’s long-term success is rooted in their guiding principles which aim to strike a balance between developing social programs and building a competitive business. These principles are conservation of natural resources; strong values of respect, loyalty, democracy, social participation, and non-discrimination; economic profitability and efficiency.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

The cooperative Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) was founded in 1994. CESMACH’s long-term success is rooted in their guiding principles which aim to strike a balance between developing social programs and building a competitive business. These principles are conservation of natural resources; strong values of respect, loyalty, democracy, social participation, and non-discrimination; economic profitability and efficiency.


A leader in organic, Mexican coffee

CESMACH farmers live in the buffer zone of the El Triunfo biosphere reserve where organic coffee farming is one of the few sanctioned activities in the delicate cloud forest habitat. In fact, organic farming is strongly promoted; more than sixty percent of
the organization’s members are certified. In total, 1,250 hectares of land are reserved for organic coffee cultivation. Premiums from organic coffee sales support a community savings bank that facilitates member access to financing.


Strong leadership builds resilience

CESMACH’s strong organization and management allowed them to weather the outbreak of Roya in 2014 that devastated large swaths of land throughout Central America. After containing the outbreak, CESMACH launched an immediate and extensive renovation plan that included experimentation with rust-resistant varietals. Specialists at the co-op have since planted more than 4 million trees (50% of total production) of new a variety called Rancho Bonito. This variety was selected for its outstanding cup profile in addition to its Roya tolerance.


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.


A leader in organic, Mexican coffee

CESMACH farmers live in the buffer zone of the El Triunfo biosphere reserve where organic coffee farming is one of the few sanctioned activities in the delicate cloud forest habitat. In fact, organic farming is strongly promoted; more than sixty percent of
the organization’s members are certified. In total, 1,250 hectares of land are reserved for organic coffee cultivation. Premiums from organic coffee sales support a community savings bank that facilitates member access to financing.


Strong leadership builds resilience

CESMACH’s strong organization and management allowed them to weather the outbreak of Roya in 2014 that devastated large swaths of land throughout Central America. After containing the outbreak, CESMACH launched an immediate and extensive renovation plan that included experimentation with rust-resistant varietals. Specialists at the co-op have since planted more than 4 million trees (50% of total production) of new a variety called Rancho Bonito. This variety was selected for its outstanding cup profile in addition to its Roya tolerance.


Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas, Mexico

CESMACH farmers live in the buffer zone of the El Triunfo biosphere reserve where organic coffee farming is one of the few sanctioned activities in the delicate cloud forest habitat.


Challenging stereotypes

In 2006, a group of 23 Cesmach women producers began to formalize and sell their coffee separately under the brand "Café Feminino." Today, the co-op has over 200 women producers who sell their coffee as a separated lot. In addition, Cesmach's board of directors now includes at least one woman to represent the women's group.

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Challenging stereotypes

In 2006, a group of 23 Cesmach women producers began to formalize and sell their coffee separately under the brand "Café Feminino." Today, the co-op has over 200 women producers who sell their coffee as a separated lot. In addition, Cesmach's board of directors now includes at least one woman to represent the women's group.