Coffee importer: It doesn’t sound exciting but have you ever thought what would happen to specialty coffee without them? On one side coffee production and on the other the roasters, in between the importer is the one bringing it all together. In coffee’s journey, you could say the importer has one of the most IMPORT-ant roles in the industry! We are excited to showcase this February four major green coffee importers and learn about their philosophies with four beautifully crafted coffees by four top European roasters. 

  • Ally Coffee

  • Raw Material

  • Primavera

  • Flacon Coffees

Featured Roasters

Three Marks


Importer: Ally Coffee

Origin: Ethiopia
Roast Type: Filter
Process: Washed
Region: Gedeo, Yirgacheffe
Variety: Heirloom
Altitude: 2075m

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Three Marks Coffee

(Barcelona, Spain)

Named after three friends called Marco, Marco and Marc, Three Marks serves a sophisticated selection of coffees with style. All three locations have impeccable design and showcase their attention to detail. Chelbesa is one of those delicate Ethiopian coffees that perfectly represents their excellence and the quality of coffee Ally is bringing from an origin considered the birthplace of coffee, outstanding!

Hard Lines

'Union San Pedro'

Imporeter: Raw Material

Origin: Mexico
Roast Type: Filter
Process: Washed
Region: Oaxaca
Variety: Mundo Novo & Pluma Hidalgo

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Hard Lines Coffee

(Cardiff, United Kingdom)

Founded by friends Matt and Sophie to offer tasty coffee in a relationship-oriented way, Hard Lines is all about playful and fun, and that approach is successfully spreading specialty coffee love to their community in Wales and beyond. Raw Material also works with communities long term and in South Mexico they are helping in the fight to save the future of coffee farms. Union is a great example of what they are helping make happen.


'Finca Mumuxa'

Imporeter: Primavera

Origin: Guatemala
Roast Type: Filter
Process: Washed
Region: Huehuetenango
Variety: Catuaí & Caturra
Altitude: 1750-1850m

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Carrow Coffee Roasters

(Sligo, Ireland)

Carrow’s story began in Colombia where founders Paola and Andrew spent four years learning all about coffee. They now run their roastery in a family farm surrounded by sheep, located in the idylic surroundings of West of Ireland. This Finca Mumuxa was brought to Carrow by Primavera founded by Nadine, a woman born and raised in Guatemala working hard to introduce delicious Guatemalan coffees to European roasters.

Father's Coffee Roastery

'Luz Marina'

Importer: Falcon

Origin: Peru
Roast Type: Filter
Process: Washed
Region: Cajarmarca
Variety: Catuai, Pache, Catimor
Altitude: 1700m

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Father's Coffee Roastery

(Ostrava, Czechia)

As the name suggests Father’s Coffee Roastery is a small family business but also it's the dream job of a husband & wife team who fell in love with specialty coffee. Petr and his wife met & worked at Five Elephant before they finally opened their own roastery in their hometown in 2018. Luz Marina shows off Falcon’s great work in Peru in a region where a combination of rich volcanic soils and tropical rainfall is producing high-quality, delicious coffee.