Don Pepe Coffee S.A. de C.V. was created in 1994 under the direction of C.P. José Gorbeña Marenco, starting in Córdoba and then moving into Huatusco making the adventure in the coffee industry consolidating their presence in states like Veracruz, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero y Puebla through an ambitious marketing strategy of all types of coffee.
Mexico has a long history of coffee production as well as its Latin neighbours to the south. Mexican coffee is grown mainly in the South Central to Southern regions of the country. Coffee from Coatepec and Veracruz is much different from Oaxacan Plumas, which are in turn much different from the southernmost region of Chiapas.
In general, you can expect a light-bodied coffee, mild but with delicate flavours, but there are exceptions of course. Mexico is one of the largest producers of certified organic coffees, and because of the close proximity, most Mexican coffee is exported to the U.S.
Coffee was introduced into Mexico during the nineteenth century from Jamaica. Mexican coffee is mainly the Arabica varietal, which grows particularly well in the Pacific coastal region of Soconusco, near the Guatemalan border. In the early 1990s, the southern state of Chiapas was Mexico's most important coffee-growing area, producing some 45 percent of the annual crop of 275,000 ton