The area above
Comala is not only a beautifully scenic area with views of the
Colima Volcano but it's also coffee country. Cofradia de Suchitlan is
the town with the coffee processing plant (Colimotl Cafe) but
the coffee grows from there up to Lago Maria and on to La Yerba
Buena. Because Yerba Buena is so close to the volcano the
government ordered relocation of the town 3-4 years ago but many
have resisted and still maintain their residences and farming.
Yerba Buena used to process it's own coffee but now only sells
to the larger processors like Colimotl and Comalteco.
We stopped at the
Colimotl processing plant Cofradia de Suchitlan (across from the bull ring)
to see what's up - and got a nice tour. Sadly they only
roast for cafe Americano which is medium and you can't request a