Coffee Industry News & Events

Celebrating 20 Years In Business

VCT Celebrating 20 Years

Twenty years ago in 2002, we launched Vournas Coffee Trading with a love for specialty coffee and a mission to discover and import the world's best. So much has happened in that time, and more than anything else we would like to thank you, our ...

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A New VCT Kingdom Growers Coffee

Honduras El Socorro Microlot Coffee Trees

For a number of years the Kingdom Growers Coffee coop has been supplying us with some incredible lots from their community in Montecillos. Their coffee has quickly grown to be a favorite among our roasters—one unlike any of our other Centrals...

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New SCA Cupping Protocols

Coffee Cupping Closeup

The Specialty Coffee Association has released new cupping protocols for protection against cross-contamination in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Please review the revised guidelines which are available as a PDF download here:

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#GFHAuction | 2019 Grounds For Health Coffee Auction

Female coffee farmers for #GFHAuction, The Grounds For Health Annual Coffee Auction

In just a few weeks it will be our honor to take part in the 10th annual Grounds For Health Coffee Auction to benefit women's health services in coffee-...

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VCT Now Storing Coffee At EBL Los Angeles

Stacks of multi colored shipping containers featuring the Vournas Coffee Trading logo

It is with great excitement that the VCT team would like to announce we will be storing our specialty coffees at EBL Los Angeles. For the last several years we have been watching the L.A. market expand, and although we currently service a bunch...

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Colombian Coffee’s “Juan Valdez” (Carlos Sanchez) Passes At 83

Colombian Coffee Farmer Pop Icon Juan Valdez

Carlos Sanchez, the man who has portrayed the iconic yet fictional Colombian coffee farmer, Juan Valdez, has passed at age 83. Since 1969 he was the enduring face of Colombian coffee, appearing in countless advertisements and tv commercials for...

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Critical Sumatra Coffee Shortage

Sumatran Coffee Farmer Patio Sun Drying Coffee

At the end of 2017, the Indonesian rainy season went far beyond its normal cycle, about a month in fact past the regular end-of-season. December typically marks the beginning of Indonesia’s dry season, but now Sumatra’s farmers and cooperat...

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Coffee Fest Portland Recap

Coffee Traders Andrew Vournas and June Kamiya at the Vournas Coffee Trading Booth at Coffee Fest

Coming off the heels of the end of Coffee Fest Portland I want to say thank you to all that welcomed and shared their stories with us at this celebrated industry event. This being my first Coffee Fest, it was especially exciting to be amongst a...

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Meet Us For Coffee Fest Portland!

Specialty Green Coffee Samples from Vournas Coffee Trading Green Coffee Importers

Going to Coffee Fest Portland? Let us Know!

The Vournas Coffee Trading Team will be at booth #...

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September Coffee Market Report

Coffee Market (C-Market) Report Graphic

First off I would like to send all of our coffee friends in Houston our thoughts and prayers during this unfortunate time. The deluge of rain brought by Hurricane Harvey and the widespread destruction that came with it impacted many people in t...

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