Mexico washed Arabica SHG EP Organic Las Hortensias

citric, smooth, blood orange, lime, green grapes
80 % of 100
80 % of 100
SCA Score 83.50
80 % of 100
Spot: Vollers Hamburg
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Unit of Measure bags of 69kg
Status Spot
Warehouse Vollers Hamburg
Crop 23/24
Acidity 4.000000
Flavor 4.000000
Batch 103086
Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor, Typica
Region Motozintla, Sierra Mariscal, Chiapas
Process Washed
Grade SHG EP
Sustainability Organic EU + Organic NOP
SCA Score 83.500000
Body 4.000000
Brand Las Hortensias

Coffee was first introduced to Mexico in the late 1700s. Today, the country grows the crop across 16 states, although most production is concentrated in the south. Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Veracruz are the major coffee regions, in which a diverse variety of premium coffees is produced, ranging from lighter-bodied, delicate qualities to sweeter coffees with caramel or chocolate notes. These unique flavors are created by many different micro-climates with varied rainfall patterns and rich soils that exist across the country. Furthermore, Mexico is also one of the world’s largest exporters of organic coffees.

Chiapas dominates coffee production in Mexico, at 40% of the country's total yield. Coffee here is grown between 1,300 and 1,700 masl and benefits from the range of altitude, micro-climates, and rich volcanic soils. Typically, you can find a balanced flavor profile, characterized by notes of chocolate, caramel, and citrus.

Through Las Hortensias, an L + B brand, we wish to portray the potential of organic coffees from Mexico. This washed selection comes from Motozintla, the capital city of Sierra Mariscal in Chiapas, nestled right on the Guatemalan border.

We are happy to offer you this fine cup and invite you to discover it too!

Mexico is filled with contrasting landscapes and rich traditions. You can explore large deserts, snow-capped mountains, cloud forests as well as breathtaking coastlines. Because of its central location close to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Mexico provides perfect conditions for coffee cultivation. The main coffee growing regions in Mexico are Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Puebla. Due to the different regions, Mexican coffee has a wide variety of flavors.

When it comes to high-quality coffees, Mexico is often overlooked, although it has much to offer. Coffee first arrived in the country in the late 1700s. For a long time, coffee production was dominated by a few landowners. After the Mexican revolution in the 1920s, the land was redistributed to the indigenous people, breaking up many large haciendas. Since then, coffee has mostly been cultivated by smallholder farmers on a few hectares each.

In the 1970s, coffee was finally recognized as an important export good that supported rural development. Over the following decades, the Mexican government started to heavily promote coffee production. By 1990, Mexico had risen to the fourth-largest producer in the world. Back then, coffee was an essential pillar of the national economy. Unfortunately, this development ended shortly after due to the 'coffee crisis' in the 90s, leading to a drastic decline in production and quality.

Over the years, the farmers started working together and formed cooperatives to recover from the crisis. The cooperatives provided technical assistance, training, and support in marketing and financial matters to their members. Moreover, they supported indigenous producers and encouraged sustainable coffee production.

Today, much of Mexico's coffee is exported to the United States. We are happy to offer you some of the finest Mexican lots in our onlineshop.



Central America

COFFEE REGIONSChiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz
COFFEE ALTITUDES800 – 1,800 masl.

Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Maragogype, Catimor, Catuai

COFFEE FARMSSmallholders and plantations
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