Mexico Finca Muxbal

Farm Coffee

The name “Muxbal” means “place surrounded by clouds” in the Mayan Mam dialect. The farm is in hands of the Rodriguez – Luethje Family since 1959. The initial road was built around 1965 to connect the farm with the town Union Juarez, further works had to overcome the almost vertical 100 meter high natural rock wall that rises from the river Muxbal to the plateau where the farm sits. Years of hard work had to be invested to rebuild the 220 ha plantation and to
modernize the wet and dry milling facilities. Nowadays the farm management takes care of weed control in a mainly manual way to protect the environment and the same goes for the shade management. Muxbal recognises that it is only with enough beneficial sun that they will get the optimum quantity and quality of the beans. It is only with educated and well prepared staff that all things work smoothely, from the picking of the ripe cherries with up to 350 workers, to the proper wet and dry process and many other activities required on the farm. Besides the housing and sanitary facilities, there are a school, childcare nursery and a medical facility on the farm. Finca Muxbal is RFA certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criterias. When walking
through the plantation, always guarded by the mighty volcano on one side, it is easy to perceive that the same care given to the people working there is also afforded to the coffee plants.

Country: Mexico
Region: Unión Juárez, Chiapas, México
Farm: Finca Muxbal
Farm Size: 236 ha (half of it with coffee)
Altitude: 1.500 masl
Owner: Rodriguez-Luethje Family
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This coffee is lovely balanced, with a medium body, pleasant but not too dominante acidity with full aroma and a chocolaty tone.

Variety: Pacamara, Catuai, Caturra, Mundo Novo
Processing: washed
Grade: SHG EP
Body: Medium
Acidity: Pleasant
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