- From kahve in Turkish and caffe in Italian.
- In Mexico it was cultivated for the first time in 1800.
The coffea genus is the tree that produces the coffee bean, which measures about a centimeter in diameter. The greenish yellow bean is flat on one side and convex on the other.
In 1800 coffee was planted for the first time in Mexico in Acayucan, Veracruz, and in Ahualulco, Oaxaca.
There are different types of coffee. In Mexico they are classified as high altitude coffee, prime washed, washed, and natural, that include Arabica and Robusta species.
Coffee is a bean that has a high amount of antioxidants, as well as caffeine that helps stimulate the mind and the nervous system.
Coffee is a basic product for Mexicans and these days its exports have been on the rise.
It is consumed in Mexico primarily in hot beverages. It is common to find it prepared in different ways: American coffee (medium-brewed), café con leche (coffee with milk), café de olla (with solid brown sugar piloncillo and cinnamon), whole-bean coffee, and wheat coffee.
- 4 of every 10 tons of coffee in Mexico are harvested in Chiapas.
- Mexico is the tenth-biggest coffee producer worldwide.
- The 3 main buyers of Mexican coffee are the United States, Belgium, and Canada.
- 1.4 kilos is the average annual consumption per person in Mexico.
- Mexico’s coffee represents a 2.8 percent share of the global coffee market.