Mexico Chiapas - Yajalon Tzotzil Cape - Organic
Cupping Notes: Strawberry, plum, cherry, milk chocolate, honey
The organic farming system in Yajalon is performed under partial shade of native trees varieties & intercropped with beans, bananas, pumpkin and citrics and plums. As an organic group, fertilizations are made of cherry coffee pulp, dry leaves and wood ashes. The coffees are picked ripe, de-pulped and fermented between 12-17 hours, washed and then sun dried on farmers’ yards or zarandas in order to deliver the best qualities and high-end profiles.
One of the most defining landmarks in the region is Palenque City, which has some of the most preserved and finest Mayan architecture. Palenque city was called Lakamha or "Big Water" for the abundant water found in the region. Tourists from all over flock to see the towering stone ruins and learn about the ancient Mayan and Tzeltal people. Yajalón is a municipality located in the Tulijá Tzeltal Chol region. Nowadays comprised of more than 37 thousands inhabitants most of them from Tzeltal indigenous origins, one of the direct descendant inhabitants of Lakamha with unique natural ecosystem diversity such as hummingbird, anteater, ocelot and saraguato (black howler monkey). Cajpe (coffee in Tzeltal) is the main economic activity in the communities and is the main link for the community with the international markets. Coffee being the main cash-crop, is often produced with food staples like corn, beans, and spicy chilies mainly for consumption.
Farm Name: Yajalon Tzotzil Cape
Producer Type: Single Estate
Plant Species: Arabica
Variety: Bourbon, Pacamara
Growing Altitude: 1300-1700 MASL
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