Who is Excited for Brazil Microlots?

We are! We are! Here is a video from Fazenda Cafundo in Piata Brazil.  These coffees are being cupped now and microlot containers are being assembled.  We are crossing our fingers to have microlots in November and new Yellow Bourbons as well around that time.

Coocentral’s Concurso de Taza

On my trip to Colombia this summer, I was lucky enough to be invited as a judge for a Concurso de Taza or Cup Contest hosted by Coocentral Coop in Garzón, Huila. A small panel including myself and two lovely Aussies joined the coop’s head cupper, José Jadir Losada, in cupping our way through 30 coffees […]

Juan Tama: Kogi & Cabildo Training in Colombia

  Andrew, Jamin and I went down to Colombia to visit the Kogi and other Cabildos who export through Juan Tama. We have been working with them for about a year now and have found a lot of potential in the quality along with a really cool story behind it. We were picked up at the […]

Coffee Bags Save the Crops from Frost

Minneapolis had its first frost last night of 2011, September 14th, YES SEPTEMBER 14th…grrr…. Trust me, we are just as bummed as you may be reading that.  However, do you know who is not bummed?  ….The wonderful people at Urban Farming, thats who! They take all of our left over coffee bags (thousands from us in […]

Jason Long in “Coffee Story Ethiopia”

Cafe Imports’ very own Jason Long has a story featured in the popular book floating around right now "Coffee Story: Ethiopia" written by Majka Burhardt and supported by Ninety Plus.  Jason’s story is on page 52 and is titled "Ethiopian Universe".  Check it out!  Books can be purchased HERE  

Sally’s New Photo Album from Colombia

Are you guys as excited about Colombian Fly Crop coffees as we are??  Looking at this photo album from Sally’s most recent trip to Colombia gets us pretty pumped up for new coffees rolling in this fall.  View the Photo Album HERE

Jamin, Piero, and Andrew Teaching in Colombia

We want to wish Jamin, Piero, and Andrew a safe trip as they travel down to Colombia this week to teach some courses on sample roasting and cupping with the farmers we work with and our other partners on the ground!  Safe Travels!  -The CI Team