Guess this mystery coffee and win a prize!

Guess this mystery coffee and win a prize! Take a peek at the photos below. Do you think you know where this long and lean, totally tubular coffee is from? If so, send an email to Emily (emily@cafeimports.com) with your guess. If you are correct, we’ll send you a free Cafe Imports beanie. Contest ends […]

We can resack your coffee!

Rebag your coffee? Sure, we can do that. We have the technology in our warehouse to rebag coffees into smaller sacks. We’re using the technology for our current Cup of Excellence split bag program and for another of our clients that requires 50# bags. Several pictures of this process are featured in our photo album […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, coffee friends! From all of us here, to all of you… Have an enjoyable holiday. We are closed on the 24th and look forward to speaking with you after the long weekend.

FTO Brazil is here!

FTO Brazil is here! We found this coffee to be very sweet and have a nice body. Of the 300 bags, we have 270 available… they’ll go fast!

Peru, 2006.

Boiled Potatoes and Goat Cheese: Peru 2006 Of course one of the greatest perks of working in the coffee industry is the opportunity to travel to far away places and meet people on the other side of the business. These working relationships are the backbone of Café Imports’ mission in the world of coffee and […]

A special guest from Colombia

We were pleased to have, as a guest in our cupping lab today, Mr. Guillermo Torres, a Colombian coffee farmer. He is with a group called Minga de Sueno, out of Narino, which is made up of about 750 farming families. We put 8 Colombian samples on the table to cup with Mr. Torres and, […]

Jamin learns from Carl Staub

Written by Jamin Haddox. I just returned from an inspiring trip to Agtron headquarters in Reno, NV. Dr. Carl Staub, developer of the industry-standard Agtron spectrophotomer hosts a monthly coffee seminar where he lectures on the science and physics of coffee roasting and preparation. Dr. Staub has developed much of the SCAA’s roasting and training […]

Malawi…

As we all know from the story of Kaldi and his dancing goats, coffee originated in Africa, in Ethiopia to be more specific. Why then am I amazed at the infancy and the new hope that I felt among the participants of the EAFCA conference this year in Arusha, Tanzania, at the base of Kilimanjaro? […]

Costa Rica, 2006

In January, Emily and I traveled with a few customers to Costa Rica. Once again, we were lucky to have our good friends from The Coffee Source as our hosts and guides. We spent the first day traveling within the Central Valley to Poas and the Doka Estate. This is an award-winning coffee that we […]

El Salvador, 2006

Women in Coffee: El Salvador When invited to go on the Women in Coffee Tour to El Salvador in January, I was excited at the opportunity, but then began to wonder, “what about coffee in El Salvador?” But, it was a trip none-the-less, and it was January in Minnesota, and there was a great group […]

Now, that’s a decaf!

I am excited to report that we have another really good decaf in the house (if you’re a fan of our EA Decaf Colombian, you know what I’m talking about). We had half a box of Organic Mexican sent to the MWP facility in Mexico and got that new decaf in our warehouse last week. […]

Thanks to MARRG

I’d like to thank Kristin, Jamie and the rest of the MARRG gang for their hospitality last weekend. They had their second meeting out on the east shore of Virginia and asked that I come and give a talk about the coffee market, changing prices, contracting coffees, and the like. We had a great talk […]

Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to the new Cafe Imports website. We’ve been working very hard to make this a valuable tool for our roaster clients. The photo bit will not be up-and-running for about another week, so please check back on that. Do notice, though, the offering sheet. This will be updated daily. Here, you can take a […]

Colombia trip, 2006

A few roasters and I went to Colombia last month to visit farms and meet with growers in the region of Huila. We flew in to Bogotá, where we met a couple of guys from the Colombian Coffee Federation (FNC) who are the exporters for most of the boutique Colombian coffees we import. We spent […]

Honduras Cup of Excellence

It’s a long one…read on. Honduras 2006. Journal of Emily Naber. Arrival in San Pedro Sula on 30 April, 2006. It was HOT when I arrived in SPS. I was overdressed because I always freeze on the plane. Found the driver to the hotel with relative ease. We communicated in my broken Spanish and I […]