Coffee has been grown in Mexico since the 18th century, and is today cultivated across an estimated 700,000ha of farmland. However, as in many origin countries, a significant number of smallholder coffee farmers in Mexico struggle to drive up the quality of their crop and increase their income.
The Santuario Project was established to increase quality in a number of Latin American countries, including Mexico. The initiative has produced several exceptional coffees to date, using a combination of conventional and experimental processing methods.
Furthermore, its focus on sustainability and biodiversity has helped to raise awareness about climate change and the impact of deforestation in the coffee sector. Read on to learn more about the project.