VIDEO: New Arrivals from Carmo Coffees

With 100 years of coffee-growing tradition in Carmo de Minas, Brasil, our exporting partners at Carmo Coffees provide us with a refined cupping profile of Brazil’s illustrious history in coffee production. Though many steps of production are ingrained in tradition, Carmo Coffee is excited to experiment with new processing and harvesting techniques, as explained in […]

Cauca Best Cup: The Beginning of Something Truly Special

Last month we held a cupping competition of the best coffees from the department of Cauca in Southern Colombia. Together with a group of twenty roasters from around the world, we cupped the top 40 coffees from over 200 submissions. The next day we cupped the top ten, ranked them, and had a live auction […]

Announcing: “The Coffee Throw” by Faribault Woolen Mills

“Loomed in the Land of Lakes”, We are very excited to announce this Colombian coffee jute inspired wool blanket. A true piece of heritage American craftsmanship, we collaborated with Minnesota’s own Faribault Woolen Mill, whose wool and weaving is world renowned for comfort and quality. All proceeds from sales of this Blanket benefit Coffee Kids (www.coffeekids.org) for […]

Brasil in a Nutshell

When first learning about Café Imports, in terms of its mission and values as a company, the greatest allure was an ongoing commitment to building and sustaining relationships. The Café Imports office practices this value and extends it to all other parts of the industry, especially in building relationships with coffee producers. Café Imports finds […]

“A Film About Coffee” Minneapolis Screening!

“A Film About Coffee” Minneapolis Screening! get your tickets for through our friends at Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co. HERE Screening November 6th at St. Anthony Main Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Doors open at 6:30 pm with screening starting at 7:00 pm, for more information visit afilmaboutcoffee.com.   *Please bring record of purchase for entry to the show.  http://spyhousecoffee.com/products/a-film-about-coffee

VIDEO: Experience Gishamwana Island Coffee

Gishawama Island, located in Lake Kivu, Rwanda, has over thirty-five thousand coffee trees planted with environmental harmony in mind. This farm is certified Fair Trade Organic, and is amongst forestry that provides a level of shade much greater than typical African coffee. Also, by nature of Gishamwana’s isolation from other coffee, many of the other […]

Welcome to Our New Offerings Page!

We are excited to announce a much more functional and useful offering page for you to use as a tool in your pursuit of the finest coffees on the planet.  Highlights: -Simplified Location Tabs -Sample Cart! -Real Time Search Functionality By Keyword or Flavor Note -“Whats Hot” scrolling section so you can see the coffees […]

Ecuadorable: A 2014 Barista Origin Trip Recap

    In July, Joe, Piero, Andy, and I had the pleasure of leading the annual Cafe Imports Barista Origin Trip, a prize given to each of the U.S. regional barista champions, the U.S. national champion, and the world champion. These champions might be laid back (or not) and act like hipsters (or not), but […]

Ecuadors are coming

Ecuadors are right around the corner. This years crop has been tasting incredible and will be arriving just in time for competition season! Here is a sneak peak from one of our most important partners: Finca Maputo. FInca Maputo, Ecuador from Cafe Imports on Vimeo.

Loomed in the Land of Lakes

The modern story of Faribault Woolen Mills is one that defines a current revolution among millenials: the desire and movement to get back to the roots of our nation and honor the craftsmen that literally helped build this country (maybe one of the few silver linings of the most recent recession). Call it what you […]

VIDEO: Welcome to the Rulindo Washing Station, Rwanda

Enjoy this video from one of our extremely important partners on the ground in Rwanda.  We are so excited for this coffee, which is shipping to us in September 2014.  (Coffee ID: P6570) Rulindo from Cafe Imports on Vimeo.

VIDEOS: Colombian microlots coming this fall!

On our most recent trip to Colombia,  there were a select group of producers who’s coffee made a huge statement at our cupping tables.   We had the opportunity to visit a number of these producers to get a behind the scenes tour and ask them what makes their coffee and processing so excellent.  More to come […]

Freshly Pic’d: Burundi & Rwanda

As Cafe Imports’ Media-Pro, my mission is to tell the story of where exactly our coffee comes from by creating a visual narrative. Traveling to origin with an objective to properly document and authentically depict the people and places behind the scenes creates a coffee profile above and beyond geo-tags and altitude measurements. For every […]

Cascara: Background, Recipes, and More!

Cascara (Coffee Cherry Tea) is one of those quirky products that most people outside of the barista bubble may not be familiar with. Simply put, it is the coffee cherry skin with the slightest bit of fruit dried and clinging to it. There seems to be a revival of this product being used in all […]

A Conspicuous Lack of Selfies: Apologetics and the New Old Coffees of Sumatra.

Non-Linear Coffee Loops I recently re-read a book on nonlinear dynamics as applied to Euro history over roughly the last thousand years. Basic to this approach is that evolutionary changes are not given as necessary, much less as inevitable, much-much less as advancement, improvement or progress. Evolution as change is affirmed, and radically so. What […]

Get Involved! World Coffee Research – Check Off Fund

Cafe Imports is proud to partner with World Coffee Research to allow our customers to opt-in to a program that allows them to donate .005 (one-half cent) per lb of future orders to fund the amazing research being done at WCR. Cafe Imports will then distribute 100% of the funds to WCR.  If you would […]

Cup of Excellence, Central America 2014 Public Cupping Schedule!

The season is opon us once again, and we at Cafe Imports will be hosting several key cupping of some incredible Cup of Excellence auction coffees. The schedule is as follows.  Please RSVP to samples@cafeimports.com if you would like to attend any of these!  El Salvador- Friday, June 6th at 9:30 and 11:00am. Honduras- Friday, […]

VIDEOS: Costa Rican Producer Profiles!

In an effort to continue and honor our producer partners and pass along their stories to you, we have began creating video profiles for many of these hardworking men and women. Here are some of our most important partners on the ground in Costa Rica. You will see these popping up in the respective farm’s […]

VIDEO: Finca Nueva Linda, Mexico

Finca Nueva Linda from Cafe Imports on Vimeo. Nueva Linda is a Specialty Coffee Estate located in the Sierra Madre mountains of Southern Mexico in the state of Chiapas. The farm shares a buffer with the Triunfo Biospehere reserve, a tropical cloud forest preserve of some 50,000 acres, which helps to temper a changing climate and provide […]