Mexico - Tapachula (Decaf)
Location at Origin: Chiapas
Processing: Washed. Decaffeinated using Mexican Water Process (MWP)
Altitude: 900 - 1,600 MASL
Roast Level: Medium
Cupping Notes: Chocolate, Toffee, Citric
Certifications: USDA Organic (Green Coffee), Fair Trade
GRAPOS or Grupo de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable S.C. is a group of coffee producers in the state of Chiapas in the southern Mexico in an area that borders la Biósfera del Triunfo or Triunfo Biosphere Reserve.
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.