Saturday, July 5, 2008

Coffee Corner...

Organic Shade Grown Mexico
This light-bodied coffee with bold acidity and a crisp, refreshing finish comes from hundreds of small farms in the Southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Chiapas farmers, in the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, are protecting the biodiversity of the last remaining cloud forest in southern Mexico through organic and traditional shade growing of coffee plants. Starbucks and CI formed a partnership in 1998 to encourage the production of coffee using ecologically sound growing practices that help protect biodiversity, and provide economic opportunities for small farmers.
Key term: Bright
Coffees from Latin America are celebrated for their great balance, medium body and clean finish.