Exportadora de Café California

Exporter Exportadora de Café California
Producer Producer Region
Location Borders the Biosphere Reserve El triunfo
Altitude (3600-4000 feet) (1100-1250mts)
Arabica variety Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
Characteristics Strictly High Grown, Close bean
Harvest period  December through March
Milling process  Washed, Sundried
Screen size 80% over screen 16
Preparation European Preparation
Aroma Spicy, Cinnamon, Dark chocolate
Flavor Round body, vanilla, tangerine notes
Sweetness Brown sugar, caramel
Acidity Fine lemon grass
Roast Even, closed bean cut
Total Score 84.5


This coffee comes from a group of small producers. Siltepec is a strictly high grown Coffee. Harvested and processed by small producers under traditional farming methods, shade grown coffee, craft de-pulped, fermented, washed and sundried.


The plantations are located near The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo. In 1972 was named as a”Natural area” in Chiapas State, to preserve the “quetzal”, a special bird that only lives in this place. In 1990, it became a federal “Protected area” with an extension of 119 thousand 177 hectares. The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo hosts 11 of the 18 recognized vegetation types in Chiapas; there are been identified about 1,500 species of plants, but maybe this number can grow to 3,000 because of the not classified varieties, which is about the 30% of the flora of all Chiapas territory.

Geographical Situation

Siltepec is located in the Central part of Chiapas. This Specialty coffee comes from the high altitude area of the Sierra Madre, bordering The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo, which is the habitat of an endemic bird “El Quetzal”. This ecological paramo represents 30% of the flora of all Chiapas territory.

This environment holds the cloud forest and middle rain forest of Soconusco zone around the Novillero River. The weather, including lots of humidity, shade grown, and excellent soil conditions create the perfect environment for the development of this specialty coffee.