Cuzalapa Coffee Tour
Join us on one of our day trips to Cuzalapa, inside the Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve, to witness the production of the tastiest coffee in the region. This shade grown coffee is produced by a group of local indigenous women who have lived and worked in the Cuzalapa area over generations, and in 2001 formed a cooperative to produce and sell handicrafts, coffee and fruit based products typical of the area. The cooperative takes the name ‘Color de la Tierra’ (colour of the earth) after the rich and variable colours of the soil and its produce; learn how these women came together to form a sustainable project and how they interact with their environment.
By accompanying us on one of these tours, you will be supporting ‘Color de la Tierra’ in the maintenance of their project. This tour is guided by the women of the cooperative, with translation from Mex-ECO Tours staff.
2019 Initiative: motivated by a recent visit to Cuzalapa, Experience Mex-ECO Tours is developing a series of workshops with the Color de la Tierra Cooperative to present some of the extensive knowledge they have accumulated over generations regarding their natural environment. Workshops include: Medicinal Plants in Cuzalapa, Mojote/Maya nut (properties and recipes – February and March), and Create your own orchard. During the season we will also annouce one-off tours, such as Bird-watching and Alternative healing.
DATES & PRICES
January 30th 2020: Medicinal plants of Cuzalapa
February 8th 2020: Cuzalapa Coffee Fair
February 9th 2020: Cuzalapa Coffee Fair
February 14th 2020: Create your own orchard
February 20th 2020: Medicinal plants of Cuzalapa
February 27th 2020: Mojote/Maya nut; properties and recipies
March 5th 2020: Mojote/Maya nut; properties and recipies
March 16th 2020: Medicinal plants of Cuzalapa
March 26th 2020: Mojote/Maya nut; properties and recipies
$1,350 Pesos per person
Price includes coffee upon arrival, and lunch.