With Presidio del Reyes to the north, and El Cuarenteño to the west of Tepic these two communities sit within the state of Nayarit, which is known for its agricultural richness, in particular sugarcane, tobacco, and citrus fruits.
Presidio del Reyes is made up almost fully of indigenous Cora, (with the state of Nayarit taking its name from the Cora god of war), and the town itself is located a four-hour mule ride away from the actual farms which results in the farmers leaving their wives and children for weeks at a time during harvest to tend to the picking, processing and transportation of the coffee.
El Cuarenteño has about 840 hectares of coffee, and grows caturra, typica(also known as criollo), and mondo novo. The coffee is washed over two wet mills, Rustico, run by Alejandro Altamirano, which washes, scrubs and dries the beans on patios utilising the rooftops of the workers; and Sandia, operated by Gregorio Orozco who goes through the same processes but has the advantage of more space nearby, allowing for the patios to spread out more.
The coffee when processed is taken to the Duende dry mill, where the coffee is hulled, cleaned, sorted, and prepared for export. Samples are roasted and cupped with the information stored on the FincaLab QC system. This allows us (and you) detailed insight in to the coffee, mills, and organisations involved in the processing. To do this, follow the link below or go to www.trackyourcoffee.com and enter the GTN number from above.