Cafe Nopal Review: Nopal coffee capsules & recruitment
There is no information on the Cafe Nopal website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Cafe Nopal website domain (“cafenopal.com”) was registered on the 23rd of July 2014, with John Dierksmeier listed as the owner. An address in the US state of Texas is also provided.
Dierksmeier (full name John Dierksmeier Quesada), first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as the Founder of MaxeVida in 2011.
MaxeVida combined retail sales and affiliate recruitment, tracked through a matrix-based compensation plan.
Similar matrix schemes launched by Dierksmeier prior to MaxeVida include TVBoxNet and EZProBuilder.
When MaxeVida seems to have collapsed sometime in 2012, with Dierksmeier (right) then going on to launch Only20Bucks.
Again based on a matrix compensation plan, Only20Bucks was a recruitment-driven feeder for iClubBiz (in which Dierksmeier was an affiliate).
iClubBiz itself was an autoship-centric recruitment scheme launched in 2013.
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The Cafe Nopal Product Line
Cafe Nopal’s flagship product is a coffee infused with nopal extract.
Not only coffee, but a Superfood! Nopal Cactus contains vitamins A, B complex, C, Minerals, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron, and Fibers in Lignin, Cellulose, Hemi-cellulose, Pectin and Mucilage. And it also contains 17 Amino Acids that help remove toxins.
No retail pricing for Cafe Nopal is provided on the Cafe Nopal website.
The Cafe Nopal Compensation Plan
Cafe Nopal affiliates pay $19.95 a month and get paid to recruit others who do the same.
Commissions in the Cafe Nopal compensation plan are paid out through a are paid out through a 2×6 matrix.
A 2×6 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with two positions directly unde them (level 1):
These two positions split into another two positions each to make up the second level of the matrix, and so on and so forth down a total of six levels (126 positions).
Commissions are paid as positions in the matrix are filled via direct or indirect recruitment of new affiliates, with how much of a commission paid determined by what level of the matrix a position is filled:
- level 1 (2 positions) – no commissions
- level 2 (4 positions) – 50 cents per position filled
- level 3 (8 positions) – $1 per position filled
- level 4 (16 positions) – $1 per position filled
- level 5 (32 positions) – $1 per position filled
- level 6 (64 positions) – $3 per position filled
A 100% matching bonus is also paid out on the matrix commission earnings of personally recruited affiliates.
Finally, Cafe Nopal affiliates are also paid a wholesale bonus should any personally recruited affiliates and their recruited affiliates purchase Cafe Nopal.
A 30% commission is paid on Cafe Nopal orders by personally recruited affiliates, and 10% on any orders made by their recruited affiliates.
The wholesale price of Cafe Nopal is not provided on the company website.
Joining Cafe Nopal
Affiliate membership with Cafe Nopal is $19.95 a month.
Some Cafe Nopal product is included with this fee, incurring an additional (and undisclosed) monthly shipping fee.
Like John Dierksmeier’s other opportunities, Cafe Nopal is recruitment-focused. The product, nopal coffee capsules in this instance, are attached to affiliate membership and not available at a true retail level.
Retail commissions are mentioned on the Cafe Nopal website, but I believe these are infact resell commissions, which have nothing to do with the Cafe Nopal MLM business opportunity.
Instead affiliates sign up for $19.95, with commissions paid out based on how many recruited affiliates are placed into their matrix.
Under this compensation structure, the coffee becomes irrelevant as it is the act of affiliate recruitment that generates commissions.
Once the recruitment of Nopal Cafe affiliates slows down, commission in the scheme will grind to a halt.
Some affiliates might indeed like the Cafe Nopal coffee product itself, so it’s a shame that it isn’t offered at a true retail level.