Mexico Maya Vinic
16 oz. Bag
Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate notes with a mild, round body and soft, sweet finish make for a delicious cup of organic specialty coffee.
Cooperative: MAYA VINIC, which has 500 member families
Region: Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico
Elevation: 2,900-4,600 feet
Varietals: Typica, caturra and mundo novo
Processing: Washed, sun dried
“Life in every sip” is a favorite saying of the members of MAYA VINIC. 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 at higher than Fair Trade prices. 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.
**Watch a video of Maya Vinic members picking coffee cherries and working with bees