Our People


Donna Bartol

Logistics Coordinator

Donna is a native-born Minnesotan, and has done a little bit of everything in the Twin Cities, from running an art gallery to advocating good animal husbandry to developing a distinguished drinks palate. She’s a dancer and teacher, a member of Saint Paul's Royal Irish Family, digs cats with captions, video games, horror movies, local music, and fermented brewed beverages. She is also a certified dice-roller, a regular Sci-fi and Fantasy junkie, and can be called a muse by at least one unpublished author (destined for greatness).

Donna has an unnatural ability to get freight carriers to bend to her will, getting the best rates and service possible for Café Imports’ customers. If you ask her how she does it, she’ll simply smile and tell you “I’m very good at my job.” She’s incredibly modest in that regard.

Her (current) favorite quote:

"Imagine this: there was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman’s hips was considered so beautiful that they set it to music and made a dance out of it…” Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman