Costa Rica Microlots

In March, I traveled with Jason to eighteen micromills in the Central Valley, West Valley, and Tarrazu regions of Costa Rica. Along the many bumpy roads and through the many treat-filled homes of the producers, I gained a better understanding of the hard work and dedication that goes into creating a great cup of coffee. […]

Welcome Tim Chapdelaine!

Cafe Imports is pleased to announce that Tim Chapdelaine has joined Cafe Imports. Tim is the current chair of the Roaster’s Guild and a passionate advocate of specialty coffee. Tim’s many years in coffee and experience in coffee education, along with his desire to serve the high end specialty market will be a complement! WELCOME […]

On the Road: Q Grader Exams

I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks assisting Marty Curtis with administering the Q Grader Exam. The Q Grader exam is the only comprehensive professional accreditation for specialty coffee graders and cuppers. We gave two tests, one in Arkansas at Combustion Systems and one in Boston at Coffee Solutions. The test itself lasts 5 […]

Q Grader Exams

I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks assisting Marty Curtis with administering the Q Grader Exam. The Q Grader exam is the only comprehensive professional accreditation for specialty coffee graders and cuppers. We gave two tests, one in Arkansas at Combustion Systems and one in Boston at Coffee Solutions. The test itself lasts 5 […]