Cherry Liqueur, Citrus, Rose
Producer: Unión De Ejidos San Fernando
Region: Nuevo San Luis, Ocozocoautla, Chiapas
Elevation: 1,300 to 1,600 MASL
Processing: Natural; patio-dried for 28 days
Coffee Varietal: Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Caturra, Sarchimor, Marsellesa, Costa Rica 9, and Geisha
The Ocozocoautla lot was harvested from farmlands around the small town of Nuevo San Luis. The town sits on the southern ridge of the Chiapas plateau that overlooks the vast dry forests of the Central Depression, and the coastal Sierra Madre range beyond. The cherries were harvested, cleaned, and then laid to dry intact for 28 days. The coffee was then transported to the Ejidos San Fernando dry mill 25 miles north to be milled, sorted, and readied for the port of Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz.
Since its founding, Ejidos San Fernando has been unwavering in its two core commitments: to continually elevate the livelihoods of the nearly 1,300 smallholder farmers that comprise the cooperative, and to be a vanguard championing sustainable and environmentally conscious farming practices in the coffee industry. The average farmer tends to less than four hectares of land; without the support of the cooperative, these farmers would be left helpless on their own. By gathering and sharing resources, the farmers ensure a higher standard of living for everyone in the co-op.