Tzeltales are one of the main Mayan sub-groups that had survived until now. They live in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. UCIPA was established in 2000, with 24 founders, all of them from Pantelhó. The objective was to organize themselves in order to get better trading opportunities. Nowadays it has expanded to Chanalhó, Cancuc, Mitontic, Tenejapa and Simojovel. One of the main requirements to belong to this organization is to apply the established wet mill process, like fermentation time, selections of beans ans dry mill. For more than 20 years Exportadora de Café California, also member of Neumann Kaffee Gruppe, has been working in this area, supporting the coffee producers with technical assistance, buying and promoting their coffee.
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