Organic Finca Nueva Esperanza 2021 -  Southern Mexico

 

As an organic producer, Finca Nueva began its life as a coffee farm in 1973. Founded by current owner Octavio Moguel Farrera, the farm occupies 638 hectares of extraordinary coffee growing land in a deep forest right next to Chiapas, Mexico’s El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. This zone – the Cuxtepeques Valley – is renowned for its coffee, and Finca Nueva Linda successfully lives up to this reputation, having won several internal Mexican quality contests and even placing 4th at the 2012 Mexico Cup of Excellence competition.

 

Don Octavio has spent almost all his life working in coffee and is, according to many who know him, “the last of his kind.” He started as a driver working in a nearby coffee farm, and it is here that his love for coffee arose. His first goal was to purchase a little land of his own where he could start growing coffee. With hard work and diligent savings, he succeeded in purchasing a good piece of land of reasonable size – Finca Nueva . The farm’s name was given to it by the previous owner, who had purchased the land in 1909, but who had only visited the land once – just long enough to name it. As Don Octavio worked the land, establishing plots of coffee trees, he slowly began to acquire more and more of the land surrounding his initial purchase, eventually reaching the farm’s current size.

 

Today, Finca Nueva occupies 638 hectares, 142 of which are given over to coffee production. Don Octavio produces only coffee here, despite only cultivating 22% of the land.

 

He takes being part of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve as a significant responsibility and has placed 496 hectares under "voluntary conservation of estates". It is important to note that this conservation effort is entirely voluntary, as there is no document or law that requires this from farm owners in the area.

 

Thanks to good management, excellent farm practices and care of the trees and soil, the Finca Nueva team aims to produce even more coffee in coming years – increasing productivity without reducing quality. They have been very careful and proactive against coffee leaf rust, which has decimated so many farms in the region. Nonetheless, constant diligence is required to keep the farm producing. Annually, it takes around 100 workers to complete all the required work. All workers receive agricultural and productive training, and the farm is working, also, to improve housing and the canteen.

 

By improving quality Don Octavio and Juan José (Manager) hope to achieve better prices so that they can continue to re-invest in the farm and to advance in the improvement of the conditions for the workers. This way, according to them, a ‘virtuous circle’ will be created.

 

What is MWP? 

Using water from the glaciers of the highest mountain in Mexico, a method called Mountain Water Process, the Mexico HG is immersed to extract caffeine. This method allows the green beans to maintain their flavor, as the water passes through a filter that removes the caffeine from the water, so that the water can be re-used with just the bean profiles it originated with. This method is done by DESCAMEX (Descafeinadores Mexicanos).

 

Certified Organic 

Farm: Finca Nueva 

Varietal: Mundo Novo, Catuaí, Caturra & Catimor

Processing: Fully washed & dried on patios

Altitude: 1,250 to 1,550 metres above sea level

Owner: Octavio Moguel Farrera

Town / City: La Concordia

Region: Chiapas

Decaf : Organic Finca Nueva Esperanza - Cinnamon, Toffee & Almond

PriceFrom £8.99
  • A high-quality 99.9% caffeine-free naturally decaffeinated coffee that will satisfy even the most discriminating taste buds.

     

    Sweet flavours of spice , toffee & a hint of milk chocolate