Best Cup

What does it take to find the best cup? We believe this pursuit requires creative ways to bring small producers’ coffees to the forefront, by building opportunities and rewards that have historically been an impossibility for individual farmers. The Best Cup Competition—a cupping, scoring, and thrilling live auction hosted annually by Café Imports provides coffee growers and coffee roaster the unique chance to discover one another, and to make history while uncovering some of the very finest coffees in the world.

Shop Light Roasts

Light roasts have a light brown, tan, color and lack of oil on the roasted beans. They have the highest acidity and are the brightest of the three roast levels.

Shop Dark Roasts

Dark roasts are dark brown, sometimes almost black, in color. They resemble chocolate, if it was shaped like a coffee bean. Oils can be seen on the beans at this point.