a Republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carrix, Inc
Altitude is the key factor in grading Mexican beans. The best coffee is grown at altitude of over 5,500 feet and is labelled Estrictamente Altura. They are further distinguished by the name of the individual plantation (Custepec, Prussia, Liquidambar, Santa Cruz, etc.). When grown at altitudes between 3,500 feet and 5,500 feet, Mexican beans are designated simply Altura.
The San Andres Valley is world famous for a sun grown variant of the Sumatra seed tobacco. Mexican leaves are widely used as binder and filler in cigars. The variety also serves widely as a maduro wrapper because it can stand up to the cooking and sweating process that creates the darker leaf colors. Cigars manufactured in Mexico are usually made with 100 percent local tobacco.