Friday, February 08, 2008

Comala Suchitlan Coffee

It's CAFE in the mountains behind Colima
Cofradia de Suchitlan, Colima - Mexico

The area above Comala is not only a beautifully scenic area with views of the Colima Volcano but it's also coffee country. Suchitlan is the town with the coffee processing plant (Colimotl Cafe) but the coffee grows from there up to Lago Maria and on to La Yerba Buena. Because Yerba Buena is so close to the volcano the government ordered relocation of the town 3-4 years ago but many have resisted and still maintain their residences and farming. Yerba Buena used to process it's own coffee but now only sells to the larger processors like Colimotl and Comalteco.

We stopped at the Colimotl processing plant in Cofradia de Suchitlan (across from the bull ring) to see what's up - and got a nice tour. Sadly they only roast for cafe Americana which is medium and you can't request a dark roast

Colimotl Coffee

Coffee drying

Good coffee sinks - bad floats

Explaining further separation

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Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán.

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