El Chorro—the Jet—is a coffee farm in the Chiapas municipality of Bella Vista. It sits within the Sierra Madre mountain range at 1,800 meters, between the Triunfo National Park and Mexico’s border with Guatemala.
The 5-hectare farm was founded by Miguel Efrain Gonzalez Gomez in 1940 and inherited by his daughter, Emma Delia Gonzalez, and her husband, Bulfrano Victorio Lopez. The couple grows Bourbon, Catimor Costa Rica and Marsellesa and produces approximately 160 quintales a season. They employ workers to help maintain the farm and are very open to innovations that can help to improve the quality of their coffees.
The producers are part of the Por Mas Café program run by Exportadora de Café California
Por Mas Café was created in 2015, in response to the roya crisis. It pairs ECC agronomists with producers and offers them access to agricultural and business expertise, seedlings, fertilizer and capital, which is repaid in coffee. The producers featured have thrived within the program—improving their yields, their cup quality and the financial viability of their farms and ultimately their families for years to come.
Includes Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor
Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Lime Peel and Apricot