What’s good for our business should be good for the entire supply chain.

World-class coffee trading

Attention to detail. Growing and processing coffee requires it. Roasting and serving requires it. We think the same attention to detail should be paid at all points in between. Our goal is to provide the best possible customer service while importing coffees from all major producing origins. Our origin relationships have been built largely through thousands of cupping sessions with producers, millers, and exporters. As a result, we have developed a common purpose and language with some of the most quality-focused producers around the world.

We also understand the need to maintain a consistent, year-round inventory of workhorse coffees. Our profile and standard specialty coffees are cupped rigorously to match target qualities and attributes, allowing our clients the assurance that they will receive a consistent product throughout each crop cycle, and over the years. In an evolving industry, we also are looking ahead to emerging origins, alternative processes, and the ongoing security of our suppliers. We are proud to be supported in our work and in our values by our global partners within the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG).


Learn more about the coffees we source. See a list of current coffee availability.Find out more about becoming a customer and our ordering process.

World-class coffee education

Education is one of our core values, so our headquarters in Seattle was designed specifically to facilitate outreach to our clients and the coffee community through a variety of classes and events. We also are an online resource for learning by sharing our collective experiences in the lab, behind the bar, on coffee farms, and in processing facilities in our Coffee Glossary and Coffee Encyclopedia.

Our fully equipped lab manages the quality control for all our coffees. In addition, our experienced staff are available to provide a variety of customized services including: product development, sample roasting, sensory analysis and green grading to help our clients succeed.