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  • Writer's pictureLorraine Flett

Mexican Coffee: A Colorful Journey with Small Growers and Indigenous Communities 🌵☕️🌈

In Mexico, the world of coffee is buzzing with excitement! With over half a million coffee producers in the country, more than 95 percent of them are small growers working their magic on less than seven acres of land. Across 16 states, the aroma of coffee cultivation fills the air, but the real heart of it lies in the three major states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Veracruz, where over 90 percent of the coffee action takes place.

For many Indigenous communities, coffee remains a vital source of income, with more than 50 percent of plantation owners proudly speaking an Indigenous language. Unity is key, and cooperatives play a significant role in the industry, supporting these growers on their journey. The love for coffee has become a cultural legacy, bringing together communities in celebration of this marvelous brew. 🤝🌎🎉

So, join us on this aromatic adventure and explore the enchanting coffee shops of San Miguel de Allende. Our favorite cafes include:

Stirling Dickinson 8A, Colonia San Antonio

Owner David Aboytz roasts his own blend of three types of beans from Soconusco, Chiapas. With a loyal following, this small but superlative cafe gets hopping on the weekends with local musicians and art exhibits.

Hernandez Macias 117, Centro

Relax in this interior courtyard with a delicious iced latte or fresh healthy smoothie.

San Jorge 26, Colonia San Antonio

A long-time local favorite, El Buen Cafe serves up their proprietary blend of roasted beans and classic Mexican faire.

Hernandez Macias 87, Centro

Since opening their doors in 2013, Lavanda Cafe has built a loyal following of their specialty roasted coffee and delicious breakfast and brunches. Arrive early to avoid the line!

Salida a Celaya 34, Colonia Allende

Enjoy a delicious coffee and breakfast or lunch in their gorgeous outdoor patio where relaxing is the name of the game.

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