Carbon Neutral flights

If you are attending the SCAA conference in Long Beach, please be sure to make your flight carbon neutral by hitting this link . It’s a $6 fee, and is calculated on an average travel distance by all SCAA participants. If you are interested in becoming a carbon neutral company, you can also find more […]

CoE Colombia

The auction is over and we were high bidder on lots #3 and #4. We also will be buying some of lot #18 from the high bidder. I will update with the ETA of these coffees once I have that information. Check out the CoE website to read more about the farms that grew these […]

CoE Colombia

The CoE Colombia auction is tomorrow (Thursday 12th). We will be bidding on a couple of different lots. Keep an eye on the CoE website to see what we end up purchasing. These coffees are from the north of Colombia, and exhibit great body, along with nice caramel and chocolate notes.

CoE Brazils

CoE Brazils are here and ready to go. We have lots #3 and #16 available. For information on these lots, visit the CoE website at http://www.cupofexcellence.org. They came to us vacuum sealed and boxed this year. We will not be taking them from the vacuum sealed bag to package in our small burlap bags. As […]

Jamaican!

I have c. 250# of Jamaican that just arrived this a.m. It’s $20/lb. It’ll go fast. 800.278.5065

Ethiopia 2007

Ethiopia is its own universe. It has its own language, own time, own calendar, own Church, and as we all know, its very own unique coffees. As with all travel, you bring some pre-conceived baggage along with you. Along the way, you shed what you expect, and see what is really there, picking up experiences […]

Closed on Friday

In observance of Good Friday (April 6), Cafe Imports will be closed. Please plan your orders accordingly.

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. […]

Hip, hip, HOORAY!

The Coffee Lab Report in the new March/April edition of Roast Magazine features not one…not two… but THREE coffees from Cafe Imports. We are very pleased that our recent Organic Washed Sidamo, Tanzanian Mt. Meru and Kenya AA Tembo scored high enough to be featured in this publication. Check out the attached for more information. […]

CoE Brazil update

The CoE Brazils are due into Houston on 3/21 and will be in our warehouse the following week. Look for them to be available in our split program the first part of April. Thanks!

Party, Party, Party…

To our valued clients: Cafe Imports’ CoffeeFest party will be held on Saturday, Feb 24th at Ristorante Quartino in Chicago. It’s about a 5minute cabride from Navy Pier. www.quartinochicago.com Please join us there from 5:30-8 for some food, drinks, and conversation. See you there!

Office Closed

Our office will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 19th. Please plan your orders accordingly. Thanks!