Ek Balam was founded in 2019 on three main values: improving the quality of life for coffee producers, spreading coffee grown in this region to international markets, and conserving natural and historical resources.
The name of the organization honors the local Mayan history, translating to mean 'the star jaguar', a reference to the famed cat living within the neighboring protected areas. Today , the organization is comprised of roughly 1,054 smallholder coffee producers, each growing coffee on 4.5 hectares of land. These producers reap in the natural benefits of the El Triunfo Biospere and the Sierra Madres mountain range.
This is a versatile coffee that can be enjoyed in just about every brew method. Citrus, cherry, milk chocolate. Excellent organic coffee for those looking for an every day drip, espresso, or cold brew coffee.