Coffee arrived to Mexico in 1790 and it was adopted immediately , currently the major producing states are Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Puebla, but it also grown in Guerrero, San Luis Potosi and Hidalgo.
Coffee is a tropical product that is grown in mountain areas and about 60% of small producers are indigenous. In Mexico we have an average production that oscillates between 4 and 5 million bags of green coffee a year and we occupy the fifth place in world production just after Brasil, Colombia, Indonesia and Vietnam. There are over 400 thousand farmers of which 90% are small tracts of land with less than 5 hectares and 30% of them are women. It is the economical way of life for 3.2 million people.
Mexico despite being one of the countries that produce the most coffee, has one of the lowest consumption (700 grams per capita), this is probably the lack of advertisement to increase consumption, lack of coffee culture of Mexicans and taboos that exist around the coffee in the health aspect.
A good cup of coffee is distinguished by its body, aroma, acidity and flavor.
In Mexico we have grains of the highest quality. Grown above 900 meters above sea level, is the most sought after. Many factors determine the quality of a good coffee, such as grain characteristics, height, humidity, soil, vegetation, shade, a strict control on cultural practices and harvesting control in the process of industrialization (wet and dry), roasting and grinding adequate preparation and finally the cup preparation.
Welcome to Mexico, have a cup of coffee, you will love it!
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