Mexico - Wokola Wal
Region: Yajalon, Chiapas
Farm/Coop/Washing Station: Small Holder Farmer
Roast Level: M4 ⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪
Process: Washed Fermented 12-17 hrs sun dried patios Varietals: Bourbon, Pacamara, Marsellesa
Certifications/Quality: Organic Certified NOP Rainforest Alliance Certified (IP)
Flavor Notes: Nutella, Buttery, Dried Fruits
The Tzeltal region is nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Chiapas, Mexico, and is home to the Tzeltal people. These resilient and proud indigenous communities have a deep connection to their ancestral heritage, which is intricately woven into their daily lives.
Wokola'wal is a term in the Tzeltal language that embodies a deep sense of interconnectedness and harmony with the natural world. It encompasses a worldview that recognizes the intrinsic value of all living beings and emphasizes the need for respectful and sustainable coexistence. It has no translation but can be interpreted as thank you.
In the Tzeltal region, organic coffee production begins with a profound respect for the natural environment. Farmers prioritize the health and well-being of the land, avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides that can harm both the ecosystem and the consumer. Instead, they rely on traditional knowledge and organic inputs, such as compost and natural pest control methods, to nurture the coffee plants.