NWRBC Wrap Up and Some Thoughts on Coffee

This past weekend I traveled to Tacoma Washington to help judge the 2012 NW Regional Barista Competition. This regional competition usually entices some extremely talented baristas from the Northwest, including the top baristas from Portland and Seattle.  2012 was definitely no exception. Upon arriving in Tacoma, I flew right into judges calibration.  This year’s judges calibration was […]

Cafe Imports Current Lineup of Outstanding “Competition Coffees”

As barista competition season gears up in the US, and new competitions like the Brewers Cup and World Roasting Challenge gain momentum, we felt like it would be useful for us to point out some of our current standout "competition coffees". What do we consider a competition coffee? We believe that in order for a […]

COE Brasil Cupping Tuesday the 17th

We will be hosting a COE Brasil cupping Tuesday the 17th at 9:30 and 11:00 AM.  We will cup the top 16 coffees, including Fazenda Rainha, the #1 COE winner, which is a coffee we have bought for the last 5+ years. We are so happy for them! Come join us! Please email ian@cafeimports.com to come and reserve […]

Mombasa be Kidding Me: East Africa Logistics Nightmare

We got some unfortunate news out of East Africa Today concerning new containers shipping out of Mombasa.   Port Situation Currently there are 12 vessels at anchorage outside Mombasa port, waiting for a berth place. The longest waiting period being for Mv Santa Rosa having arrived on 24 December 2011. Average waiting time for berths is […]

Cafe Imports Supplying the World Coffee Roasting Challenge!

Cafe Imports is proud to announce that we will be supplying the green coffee for the 1st ever World Coffee Roasting Challenge, taking place at the World of Coffee Event in Vienna this summer.  Roasters will be able to choose 1 of 3 incredible lots we are going to set aside specifically for this competition.  Competitors then are taken through a three day gauntlet evaluating the […]