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Closure Alert!

Martin Luther King Day is coming up!! For an overview of closures and order deadlines at Atlas headquaters as well as our warehouses and carriers, please click here. Please contact with specific warehouse or carrier questions.

Upcoming Classes at Atlas!



The Foundations of Coffee series and select courses from The Level 1 Cup Taster's Certificate

On January 29th, 2015 Atlas will offer the Foundations of Coffee series which includes GE103: Orientation to SCAA Cupping, CP151: Fundamentals of Brewing and Extraction and CP152: Manual Brewing Practices. Anyone interested in pursuing an SCAA certificate will need to complete all three of these classes.


On January 30th, 2015 Atlas will offer GE200: Sensory Analysis. The content covered in the Q course is significantly parallel to much of the course material for the Level 1 Cup Taster's certificate. Because of this, this class along with CP151 and CP152, offered on the previous day, allows certified Q graders to complete the SCAA Level 1 Cup Taster's Certificate. Students that are not certified Q graders will have to take all the classes that are required to earn the certificate.


The SCAA Instructor Development Program

On February 13, 2015 Atlas will offer the SCAA Instructor Development Program. This one day class allows Specialty Coffee Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to advance their training and education skills through workshops on adult learning principles in the workplace, instructional design, testing, evaluation and class management.


To view course descriptions for each of these classes, please click here. Please email Drew Billups, our lab manager, with any additional questions that you may have. If you would like to reserve a spot in the course, please visit the SCAA Website to register and pay for the classes. We hope to see you in the New Year!



From March 9th thru the 14th, 2015 Atlas will offer the Coffee Quality Institute Q Grader Course. The CQI Q Grader course is a six day event that includes three days of training followed by three days of sensory threshold tests and calibration exercises. To view a full course description, please click here. In addition to the instruction and testing for the course, your course fee will also include morning pastries and lunch each day.

Please email Drew Billups, our lab manager, with any additional questions that you may have. If you are interested in taking the Q Course at Atlas please sign up for the course on the CQI Website. In addition, interested students need to make a deposit with Atlas for 50% of the $1550 course fee. Your deposit amount at the time you make your reservation will be $775. Please email Michelle de Mille or call her at 206-454-3451 to make your deposit and reserve your spot. We hope to see you in the Spring!



We've Moved...

Atlas Coffee Importers
201 N 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103


gmapsInterested in browsing Atlas' many trip reports and photos? Take a spin around our GooglePlus page! And click that Google Maps button on the left to see locations of some of the farms we work with on a regular basis. Check out the "News" page for more info about what's going on at Atlas.  




Mailing Lists

There's always something new going on here at Atlas! Whether it's fresh crop coffees arriving, new educational workshops and cuppings being put on the calendar or new reports and photos from our various trips to producing countries, you won't want to miss out on any exciting bits of news. We've added a few handy email list subscription widgets here to allow you to easily sign up for our various news mailings. They're pretty self explanatory, and please note you'll receive a confirmation email when you subscribe that you'll need to approve before you're added to the list.

We're always posting updates on Twitter (@Atlas_Coffee) and Facebook as well, so feel free to follow us via those media if you like. Thanks for staying in touch!


General Atlas Info
New Coffee Arrivals


If you would like to be on our mailing list for our monthly public cuppings, please email Drew Billups or call us at 800-701-5211 for more information.


Important information regarding freight claims

We have been experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of freight claims denied by our carriers recently, specifically, they will no longer pay out any claims that were not noted on the original delivery receipt. As such, Atlas can no longer accept any freight claims that are not accompanied by a copy of the delivery receipt noting loss or damage and signed off on by the driver. We understand that, particularly for the small business, it is not always possible to do a thorough inspection as freight is received so we offer these tips as a quick check list BEFORE the driver leaves.

  • Check the name on the delivery receipt and compare any tracking numbers on the receipt to bar codes on the shipment.
  • Count number of bags and compare it to the number on both your order the delivery receipt
  • Look at the underside of all the pallets to see if there are any broken boards or obvious spillage
  • Check that the stretch-wrap and banding is intact.

If any of these things look suspicious, a more thorough inspection is warranted. The driver is obliged to wait for this so do not feel rushed or pressured to sign off before you are completely ready to do so. Signing the delivery receipt legally releases the carrier from any further obligation, so be sure that you are signing for the coffee you wanted and that it is in the condition you expect.


  • Click here to see our current Seattle Offering List.
  • Click here to see our current New Jersey Offering List.


    Picking up coffee in Seattle?

    Click here for driving directions to our third party warehouse. Please be aware that all questions regarding purchasing of coffee should be directed to Atlas' offices: (800)701-5211. The Green Room, Inc.
    1302 29th Street NW
    Auburn, WA 98001
    Phone: 253-735-4470, Toll free: 877-525-7666

    Track a shipment by entering the four-digit number of your Delivery Order (DO)/Invoice in the "Value to Track" field below, then click "Search" (if you did not receive a copy of your DO via email or fax, please contact us via email or at (800)701-5211).

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    Atlas Coffee Importers, LLC
    201 N 85th Street
    Seattle, WA 98103 U.S.A.
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