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La Jicarita Café / Chocolate

La Jicarita Café / Chocolate is produced by maestro mezcalero Celso Martínez López in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:La Jicarita Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O349X
Mezcalero:Celso Martínez López
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 48%
Website: http://frijolotes.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

La Jicarita Café / Chocolate is produced by maestro mezcalero Celso Martínez López in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The maguey are cooked in an underground oven, fermented in open air wooden tanks, and double distilled in copper alambique stills.

La Jicarita Mezcal

La Jicarita Mezcal is a product of Frijolotes LLC, a spirit import and worldwide distributing company. The company specializes in handcrafted small-batch mezcal produced with traditional methods passed down for generations. The company has worked the regulatory and logistical hurdles to assemble a supply chain into the heart of Mexico. The founders, Young Jung & Fred Baptista, met in the art department at San Francisco State University in 1997 and the idea for this company began in 2006 when the pair drove through Mexico for 30 days with a group of college friends. 11 years later the company began after a night of mezcal drinking with the mission to bring back a little piece of awesomeness from Mexico to share with everyone.

2 reviews

3 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

497 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

I tried this at their palenque in Matatlan. Interesting at first, really nice and prominent roasted coffee flavor (on the nose and palate). But as expected it overtakes the quality of the espadin. For a few sips it’s cool but it becomes a bit much. That said, I’m sure there are some great cocktails that can be made with this. Overall it’s decent and people that dig flavored spirits may love this.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

168 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Strong notes of roasted, dark, coffee beans…don’t get a lot of a chocolate part though. Fortunately still get some agave flavor that comes through… overall the taste results in a pleasant sweetness, yet not too complex as the coffee notes take over almost everything. Good & enjoyable, but seems to be something more of a novel mezcal vs traditional (call me old fashioned…).

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