A Message From Dr. Java

Safety First | How To Prevent Coffee Roaster Fires

Roasted coffee beans and stainless steel coffee bean scoop

Recently I have had a few roasters share that they had NEVER cleaned their roaster. One of them, a new roaster, ended up starting a small fire. Fortunately everything ended up coming out okay, but it was a big lesson learned—and coul...

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Happy Holidays Everyone

Happy Holidays from Vournas Coffee Trading

From all of us at Vournas Coffee Trading, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year! ...

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Black Coffee Mug, Give Thanks Message

As Thanksgiving approaches most of us are making our plans to gather with family and friends to celebrate with the traditional fanfare of turkey, cranberries, potatoes and football. At the same time, in light of all the adversity in the world, ...

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Celebrating 15 Years In Coffee

Andrew Vournas, Specialty Green Coffee Importer with Costa Rican Coffee Farmer

15 years ago there were almost no small, family-run importers focused on real, high-grade quality, estates or organics. Nor was there any overarching effort to provide small farmers with fair prices and to bring their coffees in on a consistent...

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Football | How It Saved (And Then Changed) My Life

Last week I was at a booster meeting for Westlake High School Football. The team is scheduled to travel to Aledo,...

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28 Years In Coffee … And Still Trucking

Steve Teisl and Andrew Vournas of Vournas Coffee Trading gather with the local farmers and tribesmen of the Eastern Highlands in Papua New Guinea

As I prepare to head to Atlanta next week for the SCAA “Big Convention”, I marvel at how lucky I am to be a part of the coffee world. This June I will be celebrating 28 years in coffee as a green coffee trader. Wow! Way back in 1988 as I st...

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Happy Holidays To You And Your Family

Happy Holidays from Vournas Coffee Trading

Dear roasters, friends and coffee lovers,

As another year in coffee comes to an end, it’s an honor to have you alongside us sharing in the adventure. Wherever you find yourself today and in the coming weeks, be it at home with family or ab...

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What Matters Most

Graphic of the Vournas Coffee Trading logo with national flags significant to the specialty coffee industry super-imposed over a world map, covering the equatorial coffee growing region known as the coffee belt.

To the members of The Vournas Coffee Trading family,

While all our roasters are busy roasting away (with no rest through the holidays) we at Vournas Coffee Trading would like to say thanks. While there is so much unrest that is uncontained i...

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Vournas Coffee Kicks Off Summer 2015 With Free Shipping

The hands of an Ethiopian coffee farmer holding dry processed, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe green coffee beans for import to the United States by a specialty green coffee importer.

So they say there is nothing free in life. Well in this case there is. Vournas Coffee Trading is offering free shipping to new customers on their first order with Vournas Coffee. Of course there are a few restrictions, but this offer will run t...

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Here’s To A Great 2015

Longberry Arabica Coffee Variety from Wahana Estate, Sumatra Indonesia

Wow, 2014 is closing to an end. It’s been a crazy year with a lot going on, but it is always like that in the coffee importing business.

Current Market Trends

The coffee market has softened due to more favorable rain in Brazil...

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