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.
Coffee Festival: each year the Color de la Tierra women’s group hosts a Coffee Festival to celebrate their project. They have a series of presentations (in Spanish) on different environmental and cultural topics, as well as the sale of their local products, and other initiatives; now including a sweat lodge! 2022 dates: March 12 – 13th.