Tenejapa Municipality is one of the 119 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 40,268. With mostly Tzeltal-speaking Mayan villages, it is a little known jewel in the south of Mexico.
Tenejapa is firmly located at within the coffee belt, in a region that was once part of the mayan empire. The combination of geographic location and a tradition of respect and love for the environment make this organic coffee a true delight.
In balance with the environment
The Kulaktik Cooperative is located in one of the southern most districts in Mexico, in close proximity to other coffee countries the likes of Guatemala, and Costa Rica. With a landscape beautifully adorned with mountains and abundant rainforest all around.
Tradition and pride
Of Mayan origin, the inhabitants of this region take pride of their traditions, traditions that mandate respect and love for the environment. In accordance, the coffee they produce is cultivated under the shade of native trees without the use of chemicals and pesticides. Some of this coffee is even grown in environmentally protected areas.
Chiapas' rainforests are home to thousands of animals and plants, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world, ranking second in forest resources in Mexico and containing nearly 60% of Mexico's tropical tree species.
Sustainability as a way of life
The Tenejapa community is committed to sustainable and responsible harvesting techniques, because it is the way they have always live their lives.
Esperanto seeks communities willing to go the extra mile to achieve sustainable farming practices, and in Tenejapa we learned what that looks like.
Sort It All Out: No Bad Beans
With Esperanto, you will never have to question where your coffee comes from. We personally visit and inspect each coffee farm to ensure the highest quality, single origin coffee.
What We Look For
Before your coffee is roasted and shipped, the bean goes through multiple stages, a process that takes time and care. At Esperanto, we inspect each stage to ensure the best coffee from the best farms.
Once all the steps have been completed, the fun, most important step arrives: tasting the final product. Esperanto personally visits each farm, tasting each brew before they’re packaged and shipped.