Nayarit Presidio de Los Reyes - Organic Microlot
Dark chocolate with juicy, delicate floral anf fruity notes. Caramel.
- Farm/Producer: Cerro Los Cuernos (Cuerno)
- Comunity: Presidio de los Reyes, Nayarit, México
- Certifications: Mayacert, USDA Organic, Cafes Sustentables de México
- Processing: Washed
- Terroir: Altitud 2,601 ft / Volcanic soil / 60% Catuaí, 15% Caturra, 25% Criollo
Presidio De Los Reyes
Presidio de los Reyes is an indigenous community located about an hour and a half drive north of Tepic, Mexico. The town is 96% indigenous Cora, making town residents among the 20,000 people in the world known to still use the Cora language. According to myth, the name Presidio de los Reyes (Spanish for “Jail of Kings”) comes from a deep mountain well where a colonial viceroy was once imprisoned for poor leadership and a disregard for his own rules.
Residents typically converse in their native tongue, only using Spanish when necessary to speak with outsiders. As natives to the area to this day, they still carry many traditions from the past. In fact, the state Nayarit took its name from Nayarit, the Cora god of war.
While all of the farmers live in the town of Presidio de los Reyes, their farms are set far back in the mountains and are only accessible by a four-hour mule ride. During the harvest, farmers leave their spouses and children in town for weeks at a time to tend the land and harvest, process and transport their coffee. The rugged and vast terrain used by Cerro de los Cuernos (CUERNO) sociaty makes for a challenging milling operation.
Roasting & Delivery
All coffee purchases are roasted to order. Coffees are roasted Monday & Thursdays for Wednesday & Saturday delivery