Cup of Excellence Mexico 2012

By: Andrew Miller I was fortunate enough to be on the international jury for the first ever Mexico COE competition this year in Mexico City. The jury was packed with experienced COE veterans like Mr. Hyashi and Kentaro from Japan, Sasha from Russia, Doug Zell from Intelli and Joe Hsu from Taiwan just to name […]

The Year of Honduras!

This is the year of Honduras!  For me at least.  I was questioned multiple times as to why I was going into Honduras to buy coffee. Coffee out of Honduras has had a terrible reputation.  Local buyers are known for buying wet parchment regardless of the quality and blending it all to come up with an […]

VIDEO: Finca La Providencia, Guatemala

Microlots from Finca La Providencia will be arriving in the next month to Cafe Imports, so we wanted to share this cool video Piero made while on his trip visiting this year.  The owner and farmer of La Providencia, Juan Francisco, is a highly dedicated farmer that is producing incredible coffees.  Cafe Imports is honored to carry […]

Cup, Cup, and Away! – Guatemala COE Experience

By Sally Rivera In May of this year, I experienced my first Cup of Excellence, more commonly known as CoE, in lovely Guatemala. Café Imports has always supported this program, cupped the winning lots, and bid in many auctions, so I of course have tasted and sold these coffees and always appreciated the quality level produced […]