Our People


Chad Barasch

Operations Manager

Chad has been working in coffee for as long as he could be working.  Barging his way into a café at the age of 14 and forcing them to show him the ways of espresso was just the start to a lifelong career.  Born and raised in Portland, OR only helped develop and nurture a natural love for coffee.

After college and numerous barista positions Chad moved with his girlfriend to NE Mississippi, there he fell in love with her and solidified his passion for all things café.  He worked as a general manager for a start up shop and continued his pursuance of the perfect cup.  After a good stint there he made the move to Minneapolis and joined the Café Imports team in the fall of 2015.

 Although you’d think after all this, Chad spends his free time still consuming coffee, you’d be wrong.  Outside of the job, he has an adorable dog and a fantastic wife, Jessy.  They reside in St. Paul and love to spend their time hosting elaborate dinner gatherings, exploring the woods, and gallivanting through their local dive bars.