Global supply chains for coffee starts in some of the world’s the poorest and most remote communities. They’ve been the hardest hit when prices slumped to a 12-year low.
But one community in Mexico is going strong because it grows a bean that’s been called “black gold.” being strengthened by the powerful bean. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock has the story.
The mountain town of Pluma Hidalgo. Since its founding 130 years ago, in the jungled hills above Mexico’s Pacific Coast, it has produced some of the world’s finest coffee.
Esteban is the great-grandson of the town’s founder. He credits the coffee’s quality to the region’s natural abundance.