Since 1998, we have led the effort to secure top quality coffees for our customers.
COFFEE RESOURCES INC., a US based company, was founded in 1998 by its present owner Felipe Isaza, as a company providing over 25 years of experience in coffee to the specialty coffee trade. Today, our company is fully dedicated to importing and exporting top quality coffees from diverse origins. The company represents a few fine coffee producers from various origins, including Exportadora de Cafe Condor in Colombia.
COFFEE RESOURCES INC. maintains a solid base of customers who understand and demand quality, and it is guided by the philosophy acquired throughout several years involved with coffee: QUALITY; QUALITY of coffee, QUALITY of the environment, and most important QUALITY of life of the thousands of coffee producers who depend on coffee. Our customers are distributed throughout the globe.. from small to medium size roasters in the U.S.,Europe, Middle East, and Asian countries including Japan ,Korea and China. In 1982 after graduating from University of Texas in International Business and Finance, Felipe returned to Colombia to work with a very important Japanese trading house.
He was responsible for buying green coffee for roasters in Japan. In 1988 he joined Exportadora de Café Condor, a recently established specialty coffee exporter of Colombian coffee. He held the position of General Manager from 1991 to 1995. Today the company is positioned as one of the leading exporters of fine coffees from Colombia. From 1995 to 1997 he had the opportunity of working with a US based specialty coffee importer where he enhanced his skills in sourcing fine coffee from other origins, and fully understand the quality requirements demanded by specialty coffee roasters. Throughout his career he has traveled extensively throughout Colombia and various other Central and South American origins visiting farms,building relationships and learning about different production methods, processing and quality control.Today Felipe is a Licensed Q Grader since 2010. He has served on the Board of the Pacific Coast Coffee Association, and served as President in 2012. He is an active member of the Board of Trustees of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) .
What We've Achieved
- Secured long term contracts for fine coffee between producers and customers.
- Helped in designing and implementing hedging strategies for our customers.
- Guided producers in processing and selection in order to comply with quality requirements demanded by our customers.
- Assisted producers in achieving Sustainable certifications, and positioning their coffee among well recognized roasters.
- Assisted producers in securing lines of credit with financial institutions.
- Have participated as Jury in various international cupping competitions and events.