Mama Carmen’s Coffee is a small, quality-focused coffee roaster based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas. We concentrate our efforts on ethical sourcing, the craft of roasting, and providing an excellent coffee experience in our café.
Our business is inspired by the life of a Guatemalan woman named Mama Carmen. After her son was rescued from drug dealers more than twenty years ago, she promised God to never turn her back on abandoned children. She has been faithful to that promise. With very few resources, she provides food, shelter, clothing and much needed love to more than 60 kids on a daily basis. Most have disabilities or serious medical issues.
God has been faithful to provide for the needs of Mama Carmen and her children. In 2006, Mama Carmen was anonymously given a coffee farm. The farm is ideally located at an altitude of 6,000 feet and is accompanied by a clean fresh water river and a large beneficio that allows for on-site coffee processing. All that Mama Carmen lacked was the expertise to run the farm. Inspired by her story, we sent one of our coffee experts to assist with Mama Carmen's farm and to train one or her sons to run the farm and the coffee business there.
We have created the Mama Carmen’s brand and Mama Carmen’s Espresso Café to aid with coffee development on her farm and elsewhere. We purchase the coffee at a fair price, roast it and sell it with a commitment to use the proceeds to assist orphans worldwide; ensuring the legacy of Mama Carmen will live on.
We source the highest quality green coffee directly from coffee growers and skillfully roast it to develop unique, delicious coffee. Our farmers are our friends and we want them to receive a fair wage for their work. In exchange, they want us to have the best quality coffee to share with you. This meaningful relationship fosters true collaboration on the things we all care about: preserving the land and water for future generations, taking care of our local communities, and making a good living by doing what we love. True sustainability in the coffee chain is the result of what we do; caring about people and roasting amazing coffees is how we do it. You can wholeheartedly enjoy your cup of Mama Carmen’s Coffee knowing that your purchase is sustainable from seed to cup.