Let’s go to Coffee. 

We have made it our mission to not only source and develop the best coffees in the world, but also to be dot connectors for both our producing and roasting partners by providing education, service, and support through the purchasing process, and by facilitating the creation and maintenance of real buyer-farmer relationships through the networks that we are proud to have grown along the supply chain. Cafe Imports’ Resource Program is designed as a platform for coffee buyers and roasters across the wide spectrum of the industry to make and strengthen their connections in coffee-producing countries, and we consider it a privilege to help connect those dots.

We offer an annual catalog of trips serving various purposes in the identification and development of partnerships at the coffee-production level. Each of these trips is not only educational for you as a coffee buyer or roaster, but also has real and tangible impact on coffee production and quality. We believe that by facilitating open and honest conversations along that global supply chain, true progress can be made in all avenues of coffee.

Mission:
To partner with our roaster clients to share experience and knowledge at the ground level, and to build and nurture relationships in coffee-growing regions worldwide in an effort to advance the craft of specialty coffee, from the farm all the way to the café.

Resource Trip Categories

Upcoming Resource Trips

Carmo Best Cup: September 25–30, 2017

Coffee Auction

We are thrilled to bring the Best Cup competition and auction to the legendary Carmo de Minas Region of Brazil.

Carmo Best Cup is a collaboration between Cafe Imports and Carmo Coffees to intimately connect roasters all over the world with the region’s top coffees and the people who produce them.

Click on the PDF at left to read our trip brochure, and contact us via the form below for information and registration.

Cajamarca, Peru: October 1–6, 2017

Sourcing Trip

We are fortunate to have three partnerships all based in Jaén, so this trip will be cupping-focused with a good balance of mill/farm visits. We will spend time with CENFROCAFE, Lima Coffees, and Pimcos; tasting Microlots, Regional Select offerings, and FTO-certified coffees.

Click the PDF at left to read our trip brochure, and contact us via the form below to RSVP.

Kenya/Ethiopia: November 2017 (dates TBA)

Sourcing Trip

Trip information coming soon: Contact us below us to be alerted when details are coordinated.

El Salvador: February 2018 (dates TBA)

Sourcing Trip

Trip information coming soon: Contact us below us to be alerted when details are coordinated.

Costa Rica: February 2018 (dates TBA)

Coffee 101 Trip

Trip information coming soon: Contact us below to be alerted when details are coordinated.

Costa Rica: March 2018 (dates TBA)

Sourcing Trip

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Costa Rica: May 2018 (dates TBA)

Fiesta De Fin De Cosecha

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