Mexico Mario Lopez
Mexico Mario Lopez
Mexico Mario Lopez
Mexico Mario Lopez
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Mexico Mario Lopez

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Mexico Mario Lopez

Mario Santiz Lopez is a second-generation coffee farmer and the owner of Finca Vista Hermosa, a small 2.5 hectare farm in the Altos region of Chiapas. Mario’s family originally grew corn and beans. As a means of supplementing the family’s income, Marios’s father took a job in a nearby coffee farm. Seeing the potential benefits, Mario’s father started to grow coffee.  Things went well until 2012 when leaf rust decimated their farm and production fell from 60 bags to 10 bags per year.

In 2014, with assistance from the Mas Café project, Mario and his family were able to renovate their farm and recover two hectares. The introduction of disease resistant Sarchimor varietal, improved farming practices and disease management saw production increase to 120 bags per year.

This coffee is a good example of what can be achieved with good farming practices and processing. We really enjoyed the brilliant acidity and intense fruits. Complex citrus notes including blood orange, tangerine and pomelo with floral notes of jasmine and sweetness of caramel.

 

Producer: Mario Santiz Lopez
Farm: Finca Vista Hermosa
Town: Altos
Region: Chiapas
Varietal: Sarchimore
Elevation: 1,400 masl
Process: Washed
Cupping notes: blood orange, tangerine, pomelo