Full Name: Indígenas De La Sierra Madre De Motozintla San Isidro Labrador
Region: Soconusco, Chiapas
Altitude: 1550 – 1700 MASL
Variety: Maragogype, organic
In Mexico, Raw Material’s work is based in Oaxaca and Chiapas. From afar, Mexico is a growing economic force, ranked 64th globally in GDP per capita. However, the coffee-producing states in southern Mexico face a very different economic reality. Oaxaca and Chiapas are the two poorest states in Mexico with poverty rates of 60-80% and extreme poverty rates of 20-40%
The vast majority of Mexico’s 500,000 coffee producers are smallholder farmers and have one hectare or less of land under coffee. This makes the average annual production for many producers just 100kg, making coffee farming more and more unsustainable.