Coffee of the Month: Mexico Maya Vinic
12 oz. bag
Taste: Milk chocolate notes with a mild, round body and soft, sweet finish.
Farming Cooperative: MAYA VINIC has 500 member families.
Region: Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico
Altitude Grown: 2,900 to 4,600 feet
Varietals: Typica, caturra and mundo novo
Located in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, the Maya Vinic cooperating 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.
**Watch a video of Maya Vinic members picking coffee cherries and working with bees
**To celebrate of Coffee of the Month, during the month of August get 15% off each bag of Mexico you purchase by using the coupon code ‘MAYA’ at checkout.