Memorial Day Closure

We will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.  Please plan your orders accordingly.  Have a great holiday weekend!

Now Hiring: Green Buyer, Africa

Café Imports is looking to hire an experienced Green Buyer, preferably to be based in our Berlin office for (but not limited to) Africa (Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and others). Job responsibilities include: travel to origin 6–8 months a year; finding coffees; cupping coffees; maintaining relationships; pre-harvest and post-harvest visits; collecting and communicating traceability […]

Origin Report: Kenya

Fresh-crop Kenya season is one of the most thrilling times of year for us, and not only because the coffees are always delicious and dynamic, but also because their arrival is the culmination of complex work behind-the-scenes—work as complex as the coffees themselves.

Stump the Roaster: Berlin, 4th May

Join our European Cafe Imports team for a night of Stumping the Roaster! A focused conversation about roasting coffee, with an extraordinary panel of coffee professionals. The evenings events will talk place Thursday, May the 4th at 7pm at our European office facility: 58 Oranienstrasse, 10969 Berlin. Cafe Imports Europe’s Stuart Ritson will emcee the […]

The Legendary Coffee Tour, Spring 2017

We are pleased to be announcing our Spring 2017 “Legendary Coffee Tour“, hitting a cupping table near you this May! The Legendary Coffee Tour is a travelling coffee education event and celebration presented by our notorious team of Café Imports Sales Reps and Customer Service. In years past, Café Imports has hit the road with […]

Sample Roasting with the Stronghold S7 Pro – A Reflection by Ian Fretheim

  In November of 2015, I made a trip to South Korea to visit a roaster manufacturer called Stronghold Technology. The four-drum sample roasters that we had been using were in need of an upgrade: Digital probing had verified significant variability between the barrels, and Cafe Imports was expanding its operations such that our remote […]

Origin Report: Costa Rica

Ever since we bought our first container of Costa Rican microlots in 2004, we have been nurturing and growing our relationships with producers there, only to see the projects, partnerships, and the coffees themselves blossom in ways we honestly just could not have imagined back then. Our operation is extensive in Costa Rica. At our […]

Introducing Tolima to our Colombian “Regional Select” offerings

We are excited to be offering a new Colombian coffee region, recently arriving to our Regional Select program coffees for the very first time: Tolima. Tolima is the third largest coffee producing region of Colombia and accounts for 12% of the country’s annual production. Located in west-central Colombia, this region is fully inscribed by the […]

“Partly Sunny Party” the 2017 Cafe Imports Expo Party Announced

We are very excited to be throwing a party once again for all the beautiful people of the specialty-coffee community. Join us along with our co-sponsors Barista Magazine and Roast Magazine for a night of majesty, a.k.a. Friday night of the Global Specialty Coffee Expo. Friday, April 21, 6-10pm at the Fremont Foundry, 154 N 35th St., Seattle  It is our third […]

“Perfecting the Enemy of the Good” — A New Cupping Score Card by Ian Fretheim

Cafe Imports Director of Sensory Analysis Ian Fretheim has been working on a new Cupping Score Card for some time now. After careful development and refinement, based on years of on-again/off-again brainstorming and months of application, Ian has arrived upon a new form that we are deeming the “Analytic Cupping Score Card” (Figure 1). Cafe […]

Stump the Roaster: Melbourne, Thursday 30 March 7-10pm

YOU are invited to an in-depth conversation about roasting at Cafe Imports Australia, Thursday 30 March, 7-10pm.  Free beer and food will be provided to foster top-notch focus during the evening’s sage-level stage banter! Our panel of guests include: Fay Kamanis of Padre CoffeeAaron Wood of Wood & Co Coffee RoastersPat Connolly of Veneziano CoffeeDamien […]

Our Favorite Tagged Instagram Photos of 2016

Once again, we are so grateful for these tagged photos that we have compiled a list of our favorites from this year and wanted to share them back for the whole world to see!    Here are our top ten favorite tagged Instagram photos from 2016 in no particular order: London, UK @alchemycoffeeroasters –“Cafe Imports […]

Women Coffee Producers Program

In an attempt to recognize and promote the work that women do in growing and producing coffees around the world, we have developed and hope to expand a program that empowers women along the global coffee supply chain by creating equity, empowerment, and access to a wider market. We have been working with women producer […]

Happily announcing our Non-GMO Project Verification

Café Imports is proud to say that our coffees are now certified under the GMO verify project to be a non-GMO food. Like the Non GMO Project, we believe “That the integrity of our diverse genetic inheritance is essential to human and environmental health and ecological harmony.” We also oppose the fact that the easy […]

Standardization, Automations, and This Thing I Did With Water

As you may know, Cafe Imports now has sales offices in the US, Berlin, and Melbourne. One of the distinct challenges posed by this growth is that of maintaining consistency. So much of what we do is based on what we taste. Even if we’re tasting in the same way, how can we ensure that […]

Field Report: Introducing Peruvian Regional Select

A first arrival of the 2016 Peruvian harvest landed this week after great anticipation. Café Imports green buyer Piero Cristiani has been working relentlessly with Peru in recent years, visiting several times per harvest–strengthening relationships, focusing communication, and unlocking the great potential of these Andean coffees. We took a moment during early harvest in Cajamarca […]

The 2016 Costa Rica Lineup

Our efforts in Costa Rica have become quite specialized in recent years, but how could they not? This is a place of opportunity, not only for wonderful coffee, but also opportunity for relationships with the people that make this all worthwhile. The consistent production of high-quality coffees coming out of Costa Rica lends itself to the […]

Dublin!!! CIE x Sprudge WOC/WBC party: Bourbon & Bourbon @ Bourbon

Cafe Imports Europe has teamed up with Sprudge.com to throw an ultimate friday night World of Coffee celebration in Dublin! The ENTIRE world of coffee is invited, and that includes YOU!!!! Party is from 6pm-9pm at the Bourbon room inside the Odeon Bar, located at 57 Old Harcourt Street Railway Station, Harcourt St, Dublin 2. […]

ANNOUNCING: The Legendary Cupping Tour – Carolinas!

ANNOUNCING: The Legendary Cupping Tour – CarolinasThis June 28th – July 1st Café Imports is heading down to the Carolinas to taste some of our favorite fresh-crop coffees with you. RSVP: sales@cafeimports.com Tuesday, June 28th @ 2:00 PM: Charleston, SC KUDU COFFEE & CRAFT BEER 708 King St, Unit C, Charleston, SC 29403 Thursday, June 30th @ […]