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 […]

Public Cuppings Announcement!

CoE season begins again, this year with public cuppings for the 2014 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence.Friday the 23rd May. Coffees grind at 9:30 and 11:00 am.

Love Coffee? Fluent in Spanish? Check this out…

Café Imports is looking for a green coffee scout to travel to origin 6-8 months a year; finding coffees, cupping coffees, maintaining relationships, pre harvest visits, post-harvest visits, collecting coffee information, quality control at origin, you get the picture. Can you cup, can you travel, can you be jet lagged and do the previous two?  […]

Surviving Expo – A First Timer’s Experience at the Main Event

Well guys and gals, we did it!  We survived SCAA Expo 2014.  What a whirlwind.  New products, old friends, new champions and hot tub ribs.  For some of us, this was our first trip to the big event.  I knew that it was going to be massive, but I really had no idea what to […]

Joe Marrocco and Cafe Imports Profiled by the Walker Art Center!

We are proud to announce that Minneapolis’ top destination for contemporary art has profiled Cafe Imports.  The Walker Art Center is also home to the world famous outdoor sculpture garden, which is where the distinctive Cherry on the Spoon calls home.  CLICK HERE to read the full article  From www.walkerart.org… “The traditional way of importing […]

Celebrating CESMACH and the Amazing Tzetlal Tribe of Tenejapa

This is a two part blog, the first from the perspective of Matt Brown in Sales on CESMACH, and the second of Sam Miller in media on Tenejapa.  Enjoy! I have to admit that our time in Mexico and Guatemala impressed me even more than I thought it would.  You always begin such ventures with […]