The Mexican state of Chiapas is the world's leading exporter of organic coffee. The terrain of Chiapas is mountainous and jagged, but provides the perfect climate to grow coffee. Most people living in this area are extremely poor and rely on coffee as a main source of income. With Fair Trade certification, farms have access to higher priced international coffee markets. The farmers say Fair Trade has helped create a positive cycle where families are able to invest in better farming practices, training's and workshops, which in turn increases production and efficiency. Mexican FTO (Fair Trade Organic) Chiapas is recognized for having nice body, with light to medium acidity, it is sweet, with hints of dark chocolate and very well balanced.