ACE announces Mexico-focused Private Collection Auction


Cafeología and the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) have announced a Private Collection Auction of Mexican Natural Flavor to celebrate and showcase the natural coffees from the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico.

The mission of Cafeología is to create the human, economic, and material conditions for the maximum expression of coffee and those who work it.

“Coffee arrived in the Los Altos de Chiapas region in the 1970s with classic varieties being cultivated by Campesinos for whom the cultivation of coffee is not merely a commercial element but rather a form of family and community,” says Cafeología founder Jesús Salazar.

Now, during the harvest, micro-batches are created each day with first-rate processing techniques. Jesús, who also serves as a Cup of Excellence (CoE) Sensory Education Training instructor, CoE Head Judge in training, Q Processing Expert and CQI Instructor, works alongside his agronomy and processing team, to carefully analyse and process the incoming coffee fruit.

Together with the community, the decision was to create natural coffees, a processing method never carried out in the entire region of Los Altos de Chiapas.

Pablo Salazar, Financial Director of Cafeología, has developed software for the traceability and quality control of each coffee batch from each of the 100 coffee growing families.

The analysis of each batch, with the expertise of Claudia Pedraza, Quality Manager of Cafeología and judge of the Mexico CoE, is thorough and detailed. Every year, around 300 samples from the Beneficio Comunitario lots are tasted.

“The greatest merit of the project is that the two worldviews, two cultures coincide around coffee and create coffees of the highest quality, but above all, share existence in an environment that is not used to it,” says Pablo.

The auction will take place on 6 September, 2022, and sample sets are now available for registration.

For more information about the coffees, auction and to order samples, please visit

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