Organic coffee venture keeps its farmers afloat


Getting a good cup of java in Mexico, the world’s fifth biggest coffee producer, can be surprisingly hard. Many bars and restaurants only serve instant coffee. And those that offer freshly ground coffee often use brands imported from Italy or the United States. One company aiming to put that right is Café la Selva. Since the chain’s first coffee shop opened in 1995 in Coyoacán, a Mexico City suburb rich in colonial architecture, the company has gone from strength to strength, its yellow-and-green logo now well known in many of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. With a menu featuring 13 different varieties and blends, all from the highlands of Chiapas, Café la Selva has built a network of 18 coffee outlets. Most are... [Log in to read more]

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