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Tlan Makán means "Helping Hand" in Totonaco dialect.  Totonaca region is a perfumed territory where vanilla and coffee are farmed, rich place in culture, nature and history, involves zones of Veracruz and Sierra Norte of Puebla with a mountanious landscape, humidity and warm climate. To this perfumed place belongs the majestic prehipanical city "El Tajin", important ceremonIAL center, where converge the identity of the past, beauty and knowledge of Totonaca people. 
A totonaca legend tells, "The gods said to the men: Dance, we will observe you"; so five "Voladores" perform an espectacular flight and dance; four of them, throw themselves with open arms tied to a wood post of 30 meters of height to please the gods,  meanwhile in the upper part of the post, the fifth man remains, dancing and playing his handmade wood flaute and drum which represents the singing birds and the voices of the gods.


Variety: Red Catuai

Location: Sierra Norte of Puebla, Mexico

Elevation: 600 - 900 m.a.s.l.

Process: Dry Mill

Shipping period: January through June

Availability: 8,000 bags of 69 kgs.




Cupped and certified by Q Grader


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Geographical Situation

GPS Coordinates: 20° 13’ N / 97° 50’ O   

Finca Tlan Makán is 600 y 900 meters above sea level at Jopala, Puebla. This place is  located in a warm climate weather transition and is identified by overhumid with rains all year. In this privileged weather can be produce a High Grown Coffee of exportation qualtity. This quality is obtained at this specific environment, characterized by high mountainous tropical regions with a specific type of soil and climate.

Actually there are 600 has. in production, for 2013 - 2014 harvest, Tlan Makán estimate to produce 10,000 qq. We are renovating another 300 has. which will begin to produce for the 2014 - 2015 harves, with an estimate production of 15,000 qq.



The harvest starts in the second half of December and 9 months after the flowering. Because it is not raining during the picking season the coffee can ripen to 100%.This makes it easier for the pickers to seperate the red cherries from the green to assure the best possible quality at time of the wet-milling process.

Actually the production average is about 17 quintals of coffee by hectare. Our best historical averages are 25 quintals of coffee by hectare. 

They have an installed capacity to process 2 or 3 lots per day. The actual crop is 10,000 quintals om 600 hectares.



To enable the coffee tracking, through  different  processes such as production, transportation, and distribution, Tlan Makán works with a software which secure the quality of the products because they can identify each responsable of each process. The purpose of this traceability through the coffee production and commercialization chain, is to add product information like origin, production, process, quality standard and other key attributes that can be helpful to them and their customer. 

This would not be possible if they didn´t have this traceability documents, which are fundamentals for any assurance system of quality and security.