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Carmelita Mazariegos

Carmelita Mazariegos

The return of our partners from the Cafeólogo project, with a juicy washed lot by Carmelita Mazariegos

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Coffee Expression Fresh red apple is balanced by caramel for a juicy feel in the cup

Producer Grown by Carmelita Mazariegos near the small town of Amatenango de la Frontera in Chiapas, southern Mexico.

Whole Bean Coffee / Both for filter and espresso

Brewing Advise

Water is one of the most critical components of an excellent coffee experience. We recommend using mineral water of a soft Total Dissolved Solids count, ideally below 150 ppm. 

Rested coffee During the resting process, harsh and astringent flavors, which can even be perceived as a ‘roast’ character, soften out, allowing a clearer and brighter expression of the coffee’s character to shine.  

We recommend resting our coffees for at least 10 days after the roast date, and we often find excellent results, especially for particularly dense coffees, beyond 6 weeks.

Brewing Our straightforward approach to coffee carries over into brewing. We recommend our roasted coffee for all brew methods, regardless of whether it is immersion, percolation or espresso. We believe that there is one correct way to roast a single coffee, roasting lightly, in such a way as to release its innate qualities and showcase its quality. Learn more about different brewing techniques and specific brew guides here.

Technical Data

Producer Carmelita Mazariegos

Region Chiapas

Altitude 1700 masl

Varietal Bourbon

Process Washed

Harvest July 2023

Shipping & Delivery

· Free shipping available

· Ships within 1-3 days from Denmark

· Coffee is roasted to order

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Cafeólogo

Cafeólogo is a project founded by Jesús Salazar, focussing mainly on indigenous coffee growers in the area around San Cristobal de las Casas in central Chiapas, the southernmost region of Mexico. San Cristobal is located rather close to the border with Guatemala, and is in fact only around 200 km or about a 5 hour drive from San Marcos Huista in Huehuetenango, where we continually work with our Guatemalan partners from Primavera.

Members of the Cafeólogo team have immersed themselves in coffee growing communities around San Cristobal, learning the local Mayan dialects, understanding each farmer’s practices, their challenges and their needs. They also surveyed some of the more technical aspects of the land here, identifying potential pest and disease problems, and sequencing the varietals they found on each farm. Through this, they were able to present each farmer with a package of agronomic support. 

Carmelita Mazariegos

This lot was grown by Carmelita Mazariegos near the town of Amatenango de la Frontera, very close to Chiapas’ southern border with Guatemala. Due to the proximity of the border, the culture and effects of mass migration to the US are strong here. Even Carmelita’s son has left the village, seeking new opportunities to the north. The stream of immigrants starts to intensify here in Mexico, as the flow from South and Central America begins to bottleneck towards the US border. 

Amatenango suffers under the stress of the border, with social issues and organised crime causing almost constant trouble in the village. Through it all, Carmelita continues to run her business, along with support from her husband Umberto. The couple are nature lovers, they aim to preserve native shade tree species on the farm, and are very careful with their use of water.

Carmelita previously sold her coffee more than 40 km away, with no recognition of its quality. She first started working with Caféologo after meeting Jesus two years ago, and sharing a beautiful washed Bourbon with him. 

This year’s lot has a similar profile, with a deep and crisp red apple character balanced by caramel notes for a bright and juicy cup.

Washed Bourbon