Together, We Share the Responsibility of Great Coffee.

We’re passionate about handcrafting authentic specialty coffee. To deliver it, the bar needs to be set exceptionally high at every step—from selecting the beans, to roasting, to packaging for freshness, to presentation and brewing. Every process and detail of our business is designed to deliver the best quality coffee to your customers. From our state-of-the art roastery all the way to creating custom training modules for your baristas, our mission is to get the best cup of coffee into the hands of as many of your customers as we can. The process starts at origin, and ends at great beverage execution at your store. Together, we can do this!

 

AT ORIGIN

The world’s best arabica beans only grow where climate, altitude, soil, and shade all come together in perfect balance. While the exact equation varies across each growing region, meticulous harvesting and processing are the common threads that run throughout all great coffees. It’s thanks to the dedication and hard work of the grower, the processor, and the exporter (not to mention a little luck with the weather) that each of our suppliers ensures our coffee’s rich and unique flavor stays intact.

 

BUYING RELATIONSHIPS

With over 80 years of cumulative experience in the coffee industry, our Coffee Buying Team works directly with coffee growers, collaboratives and exporters across the globe. They source coffees from all regions, specifically designed for the range of product offerings our private brand clients demand. Coffee beans are purchased on the differential based model or with outright pricing. And through our deep relationships at origin, we have begun programs such as buying Cup of Excellence® coffees at auction, and direct trade sourcing, allowing us—and our customers—opportunities to benefit from a long-standing and respected presence in the market.

 

CUP OF EXCELLENCE®

The Cup of Excellence® (COE) is the most prestigious competition and the award for high-quality coffee. Each year thousands of coffees are submitted for review. Winning coffees sold in global online auctions at premium prices, with the vast majority of auction proceeds going to the farmers. There are currently ten countries that participate, with more countries competing each year. The final winners are brought to market via a highly anticipated international auction of the top 10-20 coffees. COE-winning coffees are coveted in the industry and command the highest prices paid for coffee anywhere. Contact us to learn how your brand can take the undisputed lead in quality and innovation in coffee.

 

Roasting

Here at Coffee Bean International, roasting coffee is still an art form. And we know that customers can taste and appreciate the artisan difference. We roast exclusively in small batch, gas-fired drum roasters and then air-cool our coffee to maximize freshness. Our seasoned Roastmasters ensure that the roasting process remains an art form, and is always at the heart of what we do.

 

VERSATILITY, THE SMALL BATCH WAY.

Small batch specialty coffee that easily scales with your business is what we do. Our LEED® Silver certified roastery is uniquely designed to facilitate multiple batch sizes and multiple recipes in parallel with a consistent focus on coffee freshness and quality assurance. We couldn’t be prouder of our roastery and how it allows us to create and deliver the best coffee for a wide range of clients.

 

Freshness

Freshness is not a detail. It’s is top of mind for us every minute of the day. Our LEED® Silver certified roastery and all of our processes are designed to maximize coffee freshness, because we all know that stale coffee isn’t specialty coffee. Read below to learn the extra steps we take to ensure coffee freshness every day.

 

PACKAGING

Simply put, there is no substitute for freshness. All of our coffee, regardless of pack type, is moved through five nitrogen flushes and then packaged with a one-way structural valve. This allows for minimal oxygen exposure from the time the coffee leaves the roaster, to when it is opened in the customer’s cafe or restaurant.

 

BEAN INTEGRITY

Take a minute to look in a bulk bin or open up a bag of whole bean coffee. See all of those broken beans? Broken beans stale faster and display poorly. When it comes to whole bean coffee, bean integrity is everything. That’s why we installed a Cablevey coffee transport system that gently moves coffee both vertically and horizontally through the production process to eliminate broken or partial beans.

 

QUALITY CONTROL & ASSURANCE

Our roastery complies with all Good Manufacturing Practices and incorporates a long list of processes and systems so your coffee program delivers top quality every time, all year round. For a detailed description of our QC and QA systems or to get a reference from an equally discerning customer, just ask.