What’s in a cup?

This occurred in the cupping room the other day. Granted, it was a much more destinctive smiley before I ran to get the camera…

Kafa Natural Forest Coffee

The Ethiopian Kafa Natural Forest Coffee is landed and is being parked at Continental Terminals. This coffee originates from the birthplace of coffee (said to be near Bench Maji) and comes from plants up to 300 years old! We found this coffee to have fruit and floral-perfumey notes, along with some sweet, almost pina colada-like […]

CoE Brazil Auction news

In yesterday’s CoE Brazil Auction, we were winning bidder on: lot #3 Fazenda Pedra Preta – Guilherme Dias De Castro and lot #16 Fazenda Cachoeira Da Grama – Gabriel De Carvalho Dias. For more info on these farms, please visit the CoE website at www.cupofexcellence.org The lot #16 is from the same farmer who supplies […]

Closed on Monday, January 15th

We will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please plan your orders accordingly. Thank you.

Issue with grounds falling during cupping

This was posted on the Roaster’s Guild members board. Thought I’d toss it out here, too, to see if any of you have ideas on this. If you do, please email Emily at emily@cafeimports.com Thanks! Hello, all. Hoping that some of you can shed light on a problem we’ve experienced in the cupping lab. We […]

Holy Brasil Cupping!

We’re cupping the CoE Brasils today and tomorrow. We’ll go through all of the samples today and select our top 15 coffees for a re-roast and re-evaluation on Friday. I’ll post our favorites… Emily Okay, update: we cupped all 29 samples and weeded it down to 15, which we’ll recup tomorrow. We’ll be revisiting #s […]