Mexico Chiapas - Seleccion Motozintla - Belisario

Lemonade, green apple, grape, pear, toffee
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P611023-2
  • 37 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Situated in the southern part of Chiapas, the Belisario region is characterized by lush landscapes, picturesque mountains, and abundant flora and fauna. Washed coffee production in the Belisario region of Mexico is a testament to the dedication and expertise of local farmers, resulting in exceptional quality and distinct flavors. The area's close proximity to Guatemala means it shares in its volcanic soil and ideal climate for coffee-growing.

This lot has been chosen to highlight Belisario's distintive quality potential amongst the producers Covoya works with in the Motozintla area inside Chiapas. Coffees in this area are hand-picked and undergo a meticulous washing process, carefully monitored throughout fermentation, and dried on a mix of raised beds and patios. 


Country of Origin Mexico
Region Belisario, Motozintla, Chiapas
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Farm Name Various producers
Processing Washed
Processing Description Sun-dried on raised beds and patios
Growing Altitude 1500m - 1900m
Harvest Season 2022/23
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica

History of Coffee in Mexico

With seeds from the Caribbean, cultivation began in Veracruz, where custom house records indicate a few hundred bags of coffee were exported as early as 1802. But these exports were apparently anomalous because after 1805 coffee would not be exported again for twenty years, after the war of independence. Production did increase over this period, presumably for domestic trade and consumption. In 1817, a planter named Don Juan Antonio Gomez started “intensive cultivation” further south, where coffee thrived at high altitudes. By 1826 there were half a million trees in Cordoba and Mexican coffee was being exported.  In 1828, seeds—or possibly plants—from Arabia (Yemen) were planted in Uruapan, near the Pacific coast west of Mexico City, by Jose Mariano Michelena. Trees were brought from Guatemala to be planted in the southern state of Chiapas in 1847, and  Oaxaca would become the third largest producer of Mexican coffee by 1889.  

Growing Coffee in Mexico

Mexican coffee grows in 15 states throughout the southern half of the country but over 90% comes from four states: Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Puebla. Specialty coffee comes from the highlands of Veracruz on the gulf coast, the mountains of Oaxaca and Chiapas at the southern tip of Mexico. In Veracruz coffee grows from 1,100-1,660 m.a.s.l. In Chiapas coffee grows from 1,300-1,700 m.a.s.l. In Oaxaca coffee grows from 900-1,650 m.a.s.l. Coffee is grown by more than half a million farmers, 95% of these being smallholders cultivating less than three hectares and 85% of Mexico’s coffee farmers are indigenous Mexicans. Most Mexican coffee is grown under shade and Mexico is one of the world’s largest producers of certified organic coffee and Fair Trade coffee. Most Mexican coffee is Bourbon, Catura, Maragogype, or Mundo Novo, though other varieties can be found. Mexico grows almost no Robusta.  

  • Region Belisario, Motozintla, Chiapas
  • Farm Name Various producers
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Sun-dried on raised beds and patios
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
  • Min Growing Altitude 1500m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1900m
  • On Sale Yes
  • On Sale Text pallet discount
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
  • CTRM Contract Number P611023-2
  • Country of Origin Mexico
  • Warehouse Continental NJ