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. To bring the story full circle, we’ve created the Mama Carmen Espresso Café to provide the local community a place to share life over a delicious cup of coffee and take part in our effort to improve lives.
It's one thing to create a good product for the sake of business, but it's another thing all together to be inspired by a story, and then create something beautiful that pushes that story forward. This is our mission in coffee; to find that place where inspiration touches talent and gives birth to truth and beauty.