Coffee of the week - Mexican Chiapas

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Every week we choose a coffee of the week, which we enjoy at the roastery in Collingwood and at our four stores. We have so many delicious coffees and we want to make sure they all get a turn! This week we are enjoying the delicious Mexico Chiapas as our coffee of the week. Described as having ‘the scent of cinnamon and taste of toasty malt complexity’ this is a coffee that would be wonderful brewed as an espresso and paired with some delicious Mexican chilli chocolate or even some churros-perfect for our lovely Melbourne winter! Of course, the Chiapas is delightful brewed in many formats, with or without milk. Hope you enjoy the Mexico Chiapas this week.

- Belinda Hosking -


Tastes like: A scent of cinnamon with a taste of toasty malt complexity

Perfect for someone who already enjoys: Colombian Anei, Blend #9, Juliet, Sumatra Lintong

Add milk? Great with or without milk. Best served as an Espresso.


Region:              Chiapas

Country:             Mexico

Altitude:             900-1400m                                                         

Varieties:           Caturra & Arabica    

Process:            Washed & Mechanically Dried   

Grown:               Shade grown in Silt-Clay Soils 


In our quest to find the most stunning Fair Trade coffees from around the world we were lured to the region of Chiapas renowned for political uprising and visionaries. This coffee is as fascinating as the region it comes from, with punch and complexity it reflects its origin with bold flavours that excite the palate.

The jagged mountains of the Sierra Madre Range are home to Indigenous farmers who have pioneered sustainable shade grown and organic coffee for generations, preserving the volcanic soils and tropical forests. Forming cooperatives has allowed groups to share resources and demand a better price. Fair Trade premiums have assisted the communities in:

  • Building modern warehouses and processing equipment
  • Establishing a coffee plant nursery
  • Providing technical assistance
  • Building school dormitories
  • Developing women’s programs 
  • Creating a lending bank
  • Delving into ecotourism
  • Diversifying crops
  • building an education centre

Fair Trade and Organic certification has improved average family incomes, giving people the chance to improve their homes and further their children’s education.