New coffees are arriving in the coming weeks and months! We have several shipments on the water now so stay tuned!
Welcome to Bella Verde Coffee Traders!
At Bella Verde Coffee Traders, we do more than search the world for great coffee and import it; we roast it too. We roast your coffee to a level that is desirable to each green coffee we buy because no two coffees are created equal; each one deserves to have it's own roast profile and be consistent each time. And we do this the old fashioned way: sight, sound and smell. No computers or fancy software. The digital age has its place in just about every field including coffee roasting, but we prefer to utilize our personal roasting skills and years of experience each time we roast.
On most farms, coffee trees are planted and cared for with the end result in mind: the highest quality coffee you can find. If all of the elements do not meet, it won't become Specialty Grade and you will not find anything other at Bella Verde Coffee Traders. These coffees cup at 86+ points and are also referred to as micro lots (though some are so small they are called macro and nano lots.) Our producer partners are the best in the world and we will not settle for anything less as artisan or craft roasters, nor should you if you are a craft roaster or operate a craft coffee shop.
Craft and artisan as defined mean a worker in a skilled trade or activity in making things by hand. However just because coffee may be roasted in small batches and by hand by a skilled worker does not necessarily mean the end result will be of high quality. It starts with a high quality product so that is where we differ from other 'artisan' or 'craft' roasters.
Let's say the coffee is a Red Caturra varietal. The cherry must be picked at the proper time when they are a deep, red wine color or the seeds (beans) inside will not be fully developed. Each farm usually performs several passes on the rows or area of trees so the pickers pick only the ripe cherries on each pass. When the row or hill is complete, they start again at the bottom and pick more ripened cherries until the process is completed and all the cherries are picked. This can take several weeks or months.
Underdeveloped cherry can result in a level of sourness or flatness that is not a desirable quality. Enough underdeveloped cherries in a batch can pull enough desirable flavor away from the profile, leaving you with an unfavorable cup.
We Are Coffee
Our owner, Tony DiCorpo also owns Troubadour Coffee Roasters in Fairview Park, Ohio. Troubadour is known for artisan roasting the highest quality micro and nano lots available, brewing them in craft-style fashion via espresso, pourover, French press and siphon methods and serving them to their customers. The same quality and care goes into every coffee Bella Verde Coffee Traders imports and roasts for their wholesale customers.
Many people in the coffee business feel they can roast any kind of generic, low grade or poor quality coffee and call themselves 'artisan' or 'craft' roasters just because they roast in small batches. None of those terms matter if the coffee is not of high quality. Our entire business model is based on one principle: if you have to add anything to your coffee just to be able drink it because it does not taste great black, how good is the quality?
Bella Verde Coffee Traders has direct relationships with more than half of our partner producers. We visit them often and get involved in the supply chain. We keep in touch throughout the year as friends and business partners, keeping each other up to speed on the status of our needs.
Do you want to offer the highest quality coffee to your customers? Do you want to be every serious coffee geek or connoisseur's go-to place for excellent coffee in your city? Then we want to do business with you. If your primary brew methods are espresso, higher volume batch-brew, alternate and/or manual brewing, then we are the roaster for you. Every coffee we offer scores 86+ points.
Contact us to find out how we can do business together! We'd love to help you offer the highest quality coffee to your customers!