Taste Notes: Milk Chocolate with Vanilla Finish Roast: Medium Body: Acidity: Medium
Maya Vinic – Maya Vinic is an offshoot of “Las Abejas” (meaning “The Bees”), a pacifist group organized through the Liberation Theology network. In 1997 a paramilitary group slaughtered 45 members of “Las Abejas”, including women and children, an event known as the Acteal Massacre. Seeking to create the foundations for a new life in this devastated community, Maya Vinic was formed in 1999.
Today Maya Vinic consists of 500 coffee farming families located in 38 highland communities in the municipalities of Chenalhó, Pantelhó and Chalchihuitán in Chiapas, Mexico. Each member on average has one hectare that can produce up to 400 kilos per year. The cooperative takes great care to uphold local language and culture, sustainable environmental practices, and traditional forms of self-governance. Many of the farmers of Maya Vinic keep bees, harvesting certified Organic honey from the bees that fertilize the coffee flowers.