Cafe Imports is on fire! Not only does the renowned green coffee importer support barista champions in an unprecedented way ”sending all U.S. Regional Champs, the U.S. Champ, and the World Barista Champ to origin with Cafe Imports educators ”but the company is committed to providing whatever other care their clients need.
The Minneapolis-based company ”which is known for sourcing some of the best coffees in all sizes of lots in the world, for top indie roasters like MadCap, Verve, Kaldi’s, Dogwood, and others ”has just announced that they will open a training center called the MPLS Coffee Mill which “is a place where coffee professionals can come to refine their knowledge and skills. It is an interactive, hands-on learning and coffee centered workspace. This space is outfitted with some of the latest and greatest coffee equipment for training and education, and we will be holding classes throughout the year in the space including our own educational content and Q certifications.”
It really was the natural next step for this company that provides coffee to some of the world’s best roasters. One thing we’re especially excited to hear is that Cafe Imports will be offering a three-day coffee educational workshop called “Source, Craft, and Serve.” The programming will be:
Day 1: Green grading/analysis, cupping, and sample roasting
Day 2: Production roasting skills and profile roasting education
Day 3: Barista training and behind the counter education
This workshop will be offered on an on-going basis, with the very first one scheduled to take place in June. Interested in attending? Then contact Cafe Imports!
But for now, just revel in the fact that such a place is mere days away from opening. Stay tuned for photos of the space to come!
AND WHILE WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION…
Did you know that a whole bunch of baristas in the United States Barista Championship and the U.S. Brewers Cup used coffee sourced by Cafe Imports? Um, including the guy who won it all, Pete Licata of Parisi Coffee!??
Here’s the complete list…
1. Josh Taves @coffeeuphigh, Dogwood Coffee Co: Colombia ACES, Finca Miranda by Elsias Munoz
2. Pete Licata @petelicata, Parisi Coffee: Colombia Finca Primavera by Arnulfo Leguizamo
Sarah Allen (she/her) is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.