Taste: Dark chocolate, caramel and brown spices with a medium body. Dark and delicious but still has its own distinct taste.
Farming Cooperative: Maya Vinic has 500 member families.
Region: Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico
Altitude Grown: 2,900 to 4,600 feet
Details: The Maya Vinic coffee producer cooperative is one of our oldest partners in the coffee trade. “Life in every sip” is a favorite saying of its members. Bongo Java first purchased coffee from this cooperative 17 years ago, and our relationship has only strengthened because we’re are a dependable buyer of their organic specialty coffee.
The Maya Vinic cooperative was born out of a horrific attack, the Acteal Massacre, in 1997. In an effort to recover, coffee farmers vowed to join forces and do things differently.
The cooperative has since grown into a thriving, environmentally sustainable operation that relies on a democratic governance structure and shares profits among its members. Maya Vinic opened its own cafe in 2011 and has expanded its production to include organic honey.