Minneapolis Bridge Collapse

Dear All, We are all fine here at Cafe Imports. So far, no one we know was directly hurt in the collapse, though many of our friends and family take the bridge, and were on the bridge even that day. Thank you for all the phone calls and emails inquiring about our well being. Best […]

Jamaica, mon!

We received another small shipment of Jamaican last Friday. There are 600# remaining. Our Jamaican comes from Mavis Bank. A little information is below: Only coffees grown at elevations between 3,000 and 5,500 feet may be called Jamaica Blue Mountain. Coffee grown at elevations between 1,500 and 3,000 feet is called Jamaica High Mountain, and […]

Copenhagen Coffee

Era Ora A Coffee Report from a Copenhagen Bar? Ok, I am sitting at the bar with a half liter of Carlsberg getting ready to meet up with some friends to head off to Christianhaven to a local restaurant named Era Ora. What’s this all have to do with coffee? Actually, a lot. First of […]

Utz?

If you’re in need of Utz-certified coffees, our Brazil Faz Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon is Utz-eligible. Contact us for more details. Thanks.

Yeah, baby!

Cafe Imports is proud to report that we were winning bidder for lots #1 and #2 in the CoE El Salvador auction yesterday. These will be in mid-end August and will keep you posted. Check out the CoE website for more info on these, and other coffees.

CoE Colombians

CoE Colombian #3 and #4 are rebagged and ready to go in our 25# split bag program. Call and get yours today. Thanks!

FTO Washed Sidamo

We have an FTO Washed Sidamo that’s afloat. It cupped out solidly and showed hints of citrus. This may be a good substitution for those of you waiting on FTO Yergs. Wedo have shipping confirmation on this coffee, so should be here in about 1 month. If you’d like to book some of this coffee, […]

Aged Lintong and Cameroon are here!

The delish Aged Lintong we’ve been waiting for is here! The Cameroon just showed, too… a solid African coffee at a handsome price. Please call today to order.

love for Los Naranjos

Feelin’ more love for the Los Naranjos Colombian. Coffeecuppers.com recently scored this coffee at 91pts. LINK We’re expecting our next delivery the end of this month.

Pic from CoE Nic Auction

Several of the CoE Nicaragua winners gathered today to watch the auction. View image We were the high bidder on lots #2 and #4. These will be available in our split bag program in mid-July. More details to come.

Baby Pictures

Check out our new babies. Our little soldiers have begun to grow leaves. Stay tuned for periodic updates and watch these little guys grow. Hopefully I don’t kill them. Emily

Props

Props go out to New Harvest Coffee for their recent recognition by Kenneth Davids’ Coffee Review. check it out here This is our current Rwanda Ingoboka Bourbon coffee. Also listed this go-around is Stockton Graham, showing our Tanzania Mt. Meru. New crop of this coffee is shipping from Tanzania in July. Call us today for […]

Clover Coffee

The box The Clover Our Clover is finally here! We’re excited to be the first importer to add this fantastic tool to our cupping lab. We’ve been roasting up a ton of different coffees and exploring the possibilities. Here are some initial observations: — The Clover is built like a tank. Even the instruction manual […]

Single Origin… Honey?

Today we tasted some single source honeys from Minnesota’s own Ames Farm. We tasted 5 honeys collected over one specific time period, from one unique geographical location and from one single hive. These honeys are raw and unfiltered. We were amazed at the complexity of flavor and strong sense of “terrior” these honeys possessed. The […]

Closed Memorial Day

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Please plan your orders accordingly. Have a great holiday weekend.

Mountain Water Process

There is a new water decaf process in town–Mountain Water! Our Organic Mexican MWP decaf has been immensely popular. We also now have FTO Peru MWP. We will be sending more coffees to get tolled at this facility in Mexico and really encourage you to check them out. You can find out more about this […]

Big, fat blog

A few things to talk about today, so thought I’d do it all in one big, meaty blog. First, thought I’d share with you a picture of the Cafe Imports booth at SCAA 2007 (taken by Zander). We featured some of our top coffees this year, brewed on the Clover brewer we just purchased. We […]

FTO Harrar here

FTO Harrar Illily Deratu is here. We found this coffee to exhibit great blueberry, chocolate flavors. It’ll go fast!

Global Cooling Certificate

If you have not, please visit www.plant-trees.org and pay $6 to have your SCAA flight become carbon neutral. You’ll receive a certificate like the one found at this link, along with more information on the organization, Trees for the Future.

SCAA reminder

Nearly our entire staff will be attending the SCAA show in Long Beach, leaving our office scantily-staffed on Thursday the 3rd through Monday the 7th. Please plan your orders accordingly and be sure to stop by our booth (#163) if you will be attending the show. Thanks!