Congrats to Heather Perry

Cafe Imports would like to send out a ‘congrats’ to Heather Perry and Coffee Klatch. Heather has just defended her title for the forth straight year as ‘Best Barista in the West’. We thought it noteworthy to point out, too, that two of the components in the Klatch’s espresso are coffees from Cafe Imports: our […]

Spectacled Bear Donation

Since we started the Spectacled Bear program in the fall of 2005, we have donated $2121.90 to the Wildlife Conservation Society. This money is earmarked to study and help save the Spectacled Bear, endangered in Colombia. Thank you for supporting this program!

Spectacled Bear Donation

Since we started the Spectacled Bear program in the fall of 2005, we have donated $2121.90 to the Wildlife Conservation Society. This money is earmarked to study and help save the Spectacled Bear, endangered in Colombia. Thank you for supporting this program!

FTO Guate

FTO Guats have arrived. These cupped out well. We found them to have a nice, firm body with chocolate notes and a rich aftertaste.

trois Lintongs

We’re bringing on a few different Sumatrans this year that I thought you should all be aware of. On the water, we have Lintong triple picked, a Lintong special prep, and an aged Lintong ships in April. Of course, we’re still carrying our DP Mandheling Tiger, as well as Organic and FTO offerings. You must […]

How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

I’m excited to announce that Café Imports is purchasing a Clover 1s brewer to showcase our coffees at the SCAA show this year. After the show, the Clover will be installed in the cupping lab. If you don’t know what the Clover is, you can see it here. What does this mean for us? Well, […]

Guatemala 2007

During the month of February, Emily and I had the opportunity to escape the treacherous Minnesota winter and travel to Guatemala with a group of our clients. Leaving behind wind chill temperatures somewhere around negative 20 degrees, we packed our bags and didn’t look back. Little by little the group trickled into the capitol, Guatemala […]

The first Midwest Regional Roaster Group gathering

The first meeting of the Midwest Regional Roaster Group will be held on Saturday, March 31st at Cafe Imports’ facility. We will conduct a cupping and have a ‘working lunch’ to discuss the desires of the group on what is needed out of a group like this. If you’re a Midwestern roaster and would like […]

Blizzard

We’re experiencing blizzard-like conditions here in Minnie and will likely all be out of the office today, Friday, March 2nd. Freight companies were unable to make it in yesterday due to conditions and it’s looking much the same for today. We apologize for any delays in shipping your coffee… but can’t argue with Mother Nature. […]