Coffees from Chiapas State are grown in the mountains of the southeastern-most corner of Mexico, near the border with Guatemala. The market name traditionally associated with these coffees is Tapachula and San Cristobal de las Casas, from the cities of that name, but coffee sellers now usually label them Chiapas. Chiapas produces some of the very best and highest-grown under-shade natural Mexican coffees.
The typical fine Mexico coffee is analogous to a good light white wine — delicate in body, with a pleasantly dry, acidy snap. If you drink your coffee black and prefer a light, acidy cup, you will like these typical Mexico specialty coffees. However, the Blue Bag Premium Coffee is from high growing regions typically under natural jungle shade in Chiapas, and rival the best Guatemalan coffees, in high-grown power and complexity.
Blue Bag Coffee uses only the finest coffee from Chiapas & Veracruz, Mexico.
Mexico is the origin of many certified organically grown coffees now appearing on North American specialty menus. These are often excellent coffees certified by various independent monitoring agencies to be grown without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, or other harmful chemicals. Coffee Factory Mexico specializes in organic coffee.
Coffee from many of the most admired Mexican estates seldom appears on the United States market, but is sold almost exclusively into Europe, particularly Germany. In general the best tasting coffees go to Europe while the best smelling are sent to the States. Some of these names, should they ever become relevant for the North American aficionado, include Liquidambar, Santa Catarina, Irlandia, Germania, Hamburgo and now Blue Bag Coffee.