Producer Profile: Maya Vinic

Written by Cafe Campesino on Feb 5, 2009 in NEWSLETTER, Producer Profile |

This month we spotlight Maya Vinic, one of our partners in Chiapas, Mexico, who spearhead the fight to maintain local customs and put an end to price gouging by incorporating Fair Trade and organic coffee practices into their farming.

Office: Sacred Soil – Martyrs of Acteal
Region: Highlands of Chiapas
Founded: July 31, 1999
Coffee: Arabica coffees, including varieties such as Typica, Caturra, and Mundo Novo. Grown at altitudes of between 900 and 1400 meters, classified as Extra Prime to Strictly Hard Bean.

Coffee Characteristics: This smooth-bodied coffee offers balance in the cup with pronounced sweet, fruity flavor.

Maya Vinic has 500 members in 36 communities, of which 284 are organic certified. In 2007 they exported 2.5 containers (100,000 pounds) of fair trade and organic coffee. They have general assembly two times a year, with an anniversary on July 30.

For more detail on Maya Vinic, or to trace the origins of your coffee, from crop to cup, please visit our producer profile page.


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