Indigenous Mexican coffee exploration

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What’s it about?

Mexico is one of the top producers of coffee in the world, with its array of high-quality beans. Let’s immerse ourselves in this fascinating universe.

This expedition will provide a rare look into the coffee harvesting tradition of the Nahuatl (Aztec) community. (check out our previous talk about Aztec history and culture)

We’ll visit Nahuatl homes to see the coffee harvesting process and how their cooperative — comprised of over 70,000 members — is organized.

In this experience, we will talk about and see the different stages of the coffee planting and harvesting process.

In order to have an amazing cup of coffee in front of you with outstanding unique flavors, there are many people involved and you will get to know some of them.

We will visit a coffee plantation and go through the process since the seed gets planted until is ready to roast.

You will see different types of plants, different types of processing of the harvest, how the beans get selected and stored in the mountains.

Who’s telling the story?

Teyo and Angel:

Born and raised in the mountains of Puebla, descendants of the Aztecs, they are two of the most outstanding members of the coffee cooperative, they co-own and co-work a small portion of land in the mountains of Puebla, where they harvest mainly coffee, but also cinnamon, black pepper, and other crops.

Ricardo:

Ricardo started eight years ago while he was living in the mountains of Puebla with an indigenous community that produces coffee. Since then he has not surrendered in his journey of promoting one of the best products that Mexico offers to the world. He is the founder and CEO of Borola Café, one of the most emblematic specialty coffee shops in Mexico, and a judge in the national coffee competitions.