// SAN CRISTÓBAL, MEXICO - BRIGHTEOUS BREW 4
Introduced to the region in 1846 by Jeronimo Manchinelli, coffee has quickly become one of Chiapas' most important commercial crops.
Brighteous Brews are our take on 'house coffees' - but we like using made-up words that are fun to say and reflect our west coast surfer values. So, Brighteous Brews were born.
// THE DEETS:
Tastes: Snickerdoodles, White Chocolate, Almond
Feels: Effectively panic moonwalking away from all your problems
Side: *Bright Side
Sub Region: San Cristóbal de las Casas
Varietals: Marsellesa, Costa Rica, Typica and Caturra
Farm Size: 1.8 ha
Screen Size: 15+
Farms: Fazenda da Serra, Fazenda Matao & Fazenda Vargem Alegre
Altitude: 1100 - 1350 masl
Harvest: December - March
// THE STORY:
From Mountain Coffee
Coffee is Chiapa's most important commercial crop and has a long history in the region. The first crop was introduced in 1846 by Jeronimo Manchinelli, who brought seedlings from Guatemala to many farmers followed by a large growth in coffee growing. Coffee quickly became a significant source of income for small producers. San Cristobal de las Casas improved their processing over the years which results in the high-quality coffee the region is producing today, with delicious notes of caramel, nut, and chocolate.
Producers here have learned how to process their coffee to ensure quality. Only the best cherries are selected for the specialty market. After depulping, the coffee ferments for 12 to 17 hours before being washed and dried on small drying patios next to farmers’ homes.
San Cristóbal de las Casas is a Pueblo Mágico in Chiapas. “Pueblo Mágico” (Magic Town) is a designation created by the Mexican government to recognize sites full of symbology, legend, transcendent history, and all that highlights the best of the country’s national identity. San Cristóbal de las Casas is all of this and more, a colourful town with magic in every corner. It is considered a cultural capital and is one of the most important tourist destinations in the region.
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