Our 2023 Sponsors: Ruta Maya Organic Coffee

Ruta Maya Organic Coffee

We are proud to announce that the Austin-based company Ruta Maya Organic Coffee has once again offered its support to The Mesoamerica Center and The 2023 Mesoamerica Meetings!


Our program for 2023 will follow a hybrid format that incorporates both in-person and virtual elements. Reactivating our traditional in-person conference activities on UT campus while also continuing to engage our growing online audience by live streaming Symposium presentations, is largely made possible by the endorsement of Ruta Maya Organic Coffee. We are very grateful for their continued commitment, bringing us coffee from the lands of Mesoamerica and supporting our programs for scholarly and public audiences. 

Ruta Maya has established a program of community partnerships that for the past several years has supported our activities through The Mesoamerica Center at The University of Texas campus and at Casa Herrera, our research and education facility in Antigua, Guatemala. To learn about the work of Ruta Maya in advocating for the arts, education, and environment, read more at their website community pages.

Since 1990, Ruta Maya has imported 100% organic, shade-grown Arabica coffee beans from the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico—the land of the ancient and modern Maya. Grown in partnership with cooperatives of indigenous Mayan farmers, the carefully-harvested green coffee beans are imported to Austin, Texas, where they are custom-roasted to exacting standards and packed fresh daily. Ancient growing techniques are combined with gentle roasting to extract the ultimate in coffee depth and flavor.

Ruta Maya’s line of products embodies Maya, Mexican, and Latin American cultures working together to foster universal messages of respect and friendship through economic cooperation. “Oportunidades para las Americas" (Opportunities for the Americas) is the guiding principle that has led Ruta Maya Organic Coffee from vision to reality and everywhere in between.

The name Ruta Maya translates to “Route of the Maya,” and refers to the areas where the company’s coffee beans are grown. It’s not a single road or itinerary—it’s a concept. For the Ruta Maya team, the name represents a bridging of cultures and the importance of building long lasting, authentic relationships.

A portion of Ruta Maya’s profits are dedicated to supporting cultural and educational programs for the Maya in Chiapas, facilitated by The Mesoamerica Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

MM23 Sponsor - Ruta Maya Organic Coffee