Mexico Real Cafe

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Mexico Real Limited
Private company
GenreCoffee retail
Founded2015
HeadquartersLondon, EC1V
United Kingdom
ProductsSpecialty coffee
Websitewww.mexicorealcafe.com

Mexico Real Cafe is a British Coffee Company specialising in specialty coffee and Gourmet Coffee from Mexico. It is present on 2 continents and in 6 countries: Canada, United States, Italy, France, Spain and United Kingdom. Mexico Real Cafe's headquarters are in London, Greater London, UK.[1]

History[edit]

Laguna Miramar en la Selva Lacandona

Mexico Real Coffee or Mexico Real Cafe was founded in 2015. The name Mexico Real Cafe was inspired by both the Mexican currency Mexican real (issued in 1822)[2] and the Mexican royal eagle (Spanish: Águila Real).[3]

Mexico Real Cafe's logo inspiration- Eagle warrior from mural paintings

Mexico Real Cafe's logo portrays an Eagle warrior (Guerrero águila) who represents the roots of the Culture of Mexico and also represents courage, energy, vigour, and a brave spirit. To protect his head, the eagle warrior on Mexico Real's logo wears an eagle head covered with real feathers from the Quetzal, an exotic bird from the Maya Tropical Rainforest (Lacandon Jungle) in southern of Mexico.[4] The colours in Mexico Real's logo were derived from natural pigments: turquoise, purple, gold, and shedron. These colours are present in the Mayan murals from Bonampak Chiapas.[5]

History of coffee in Mexico[edit]

CoffeeBerry

Coffee arrived in Mexico in the 18th century, when the Spanish brought plants from Cuba and the Dominican Republic.[6] Its commercial cultivation began decades later when German and Italian immigrants relocated from different Central American countries.[7]

During the 19th century coffee was introduced in Chiapas in particular in the south region. Given its location, rainforest climate, coffee production and landscapes this region has become a tourist attraction.[8] The area where the coffee plantations are located is the rainiest in Mexico.

Production of coffee in Mexico[edit]

In 2000, Mexico was among the biggest cultivators of organic coffee beans in the world. Coffee yields continue to vary widely in Mexico due to variations in crop care and weather. Reports have indicated that about 98 percent of the coffee produced in Mexico is of the Arabica (Coffea arabica) variety while 2 percent is of the Robusta variety (Robusta coffee).[9]

In Mexico, Arabica coffee beans grow in subtropical regions, at high altitudes of 16–24° in altitudes between 1800 and 3600 feet. Frequent rainfall causes almost continuous flowering, which results in two coffee harvesting seasons.[10]

In Chiapas the coffee grows on high Altitudes in the coastal region of Chiapas, near the border of the Pacific Ocean. Mainly the Sierra Madre de Chiapas produces 20% of the coffee in Chiapas and is one of the Mexico's most important coffee regions. Sierra Madre is also a major water catchment area for surrounding towns and agricultural plains and is characterised by high biodiversity and species endemicity, hosting over 2000 species of plants and 600 species of animals.[11]

In Chiapas, the coffee production has managed to preserve the majority of the original selvatic vegetation similar to that on the riversides and Northern roads of other regions.[12]

Pluma Oaxaca coffee grows in Pluma Hidalgo that is a small mountain community located northeast of Chacalapa, Oaxaca . It is located 120 km from Oaxaca towards Puerto Escondido, and near Pochutla. The region that grows Pluma coffee is near the Copalita River basin.[13] Pluma means feather and comes from the shape created by a cloud forming at the top of the nearby hilltop. Hidalgo honours the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla who played a role in securing Mexico's independence.[14] Planting in the Pluma district in Oaxaca was begun in 1872.[15] The large coffee plantations in this region have attracted international tourists.

Awards[edit]

Mexico Real Artisan Espresso Coffee Won 2 of 3 Gold Stars in the Superior Taste Award in 2016 in Belgium. It was the only Mexican coffee to win awards during this competition.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locations". Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Banxico Material Educativo Monedas de Mexico" (PDF). Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Inah History Eagle Symbol". Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Eagle Warrior History". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Inah Bonampak". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ "History of Mexican coffee". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Coffee in Mexico". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Chiapas the coffee routes". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Mexico corners of the Market on Organic Production" (PDF). Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  10. ^ "The optimal coffee environment". Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Coffee production in Chiapas". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Cafe Chiapas en Mexico" (PDF). Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Pluma Oaxaca". Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Pluma Hidalgo". Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  15. ^ "All about coffee". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  16. ^ "The ITQi Institute". Retrieved 21 February 2017.

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