We’re Hiring: Coffee Associate, Costa Rica

Posted on January 10th, 2018

Coffee Associate: Costa Rica

Cafe Imports’ office in Costa Rica is seeking a full-time Coffee Associate, available to start immediately. This position is designed to act as backup and support to Cafe Imports’ green-coffee buyer who is based out of the office for part of the year, and should expect to work both as part of that small team as well as independently when the green-coffee buyer is traveling. This person will be managing logistics for customer and roaster visits to Costa Rica, planning and hosting cuppings, interact with the local specialty-coffee community, assisting in maintaining relationships with producers, and help be a good host and ambassador for Cafe Imports.

The ideal candidate will be a friendly, outgoing person with strong organizational skills and fluent spoken/written English and Spanish. Understanding and knowledge of coffee and cupping protocol is heavily preferred. Tourism experience is a plus.

Job Requirements
Must live in Costa Rica
Fluency in English and Spanish; Portuguese a plus
Car/moto and a valid driver’s license
Flexibility to work longer hours during and directly after harvest season
Experience with coffee and cupping
Comfortable hosting a variety of different people from many different cultures
Ability to start ASAP

Please submit cover letter and résumé to Luis Arocha, luis@cafeimports.com. No calls, please.

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