Farm: Bats’il Maya Cooperative
Elevation: 900-1250 Meters
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Garnica, Oro Axteca
Milling Process: Natural and Honey
Acidity: Sweet/Above Average
Cupping Notes: Chocolate, Fig, Raisin, Citrus
Our first Mexican offering of the season comes from an indigenous producers cooperative in Chiapas called Bats’il Maya, organized in 1993 as a response to neglect and abuse by the traditional intermediaries in the coffee supply chain.
Located in the north-central highlands of Chiapas in the Sierra de Chiapas y Guatemala, in the town of Chilón. As suggested by the name, this main ridge extends to Huehuetenango in western Guatemala, some 200km away.
The coffee is the work of roughly 300 farming families producing a number of varieties across an average elevation of 1100 meters. The cup is sweet, with dominant notes of chocolate and dried figs.