Since 1993, we've been on a mission to provide our customers with the best quality of coffee possible. We are happy to say that throughout the years we have became more confident than ever that this statement is true. 

Ronald Cortez - Founder

We are a family owned business that caters to the most demanding palates among coffee drinkers. Our goal is to give you and your loved ones a unique experience by introducing you to an amazing array of products that hail from exotic locations around the world. 


We carefully select coffee growers and partners that share passion and sustainable production practices.


We establish close relationships with coffee producers in order to understand the growing and harvesting process.


From our family to yours, we promise an outstanding coffee product that is backed up by decades of experience in the industry. 


Ronald Cortez


Ron is the founder of Cortez Coffee and More Than Fair, a direct trade coalition that connects quality coffee growers, farmers and consumers. Ron has perfected the art of coffee roasting, brewing, and cultivating after learning from his father and grandfather in their native Costa Rica.

Kevin Briggs


Mr. Briggs joined the Cortez team after many years of working in the technology industry as a semiconductor technician in California. Since 2001, Kevin has been running the operations in our headquarters as well as coding our current roasting software and conducting coffee research.

Daniel Contreras

Roastmaster & Technician

Danny began at Cortez Coffee when we were located behind a small auto parts store in Phoenix in 1995. Since then, Danny has become an accomplished Roastmaster and an awesome espresso/coffee brewing specialist. He is responsible for roasting over 120,000 pounds of coffee per year.

Patrick Celaya

Web Developer, Barista, Cold Brew Operator

Following Ron’s passion for Coffee, Patrick (Ron’s son) has grown into the Cortez team and has become a coffee enthusiast. He is responsible for broadcasting the story of coffee through photography and social media. He is also the head barista of Cortez and trains customers on how they can brew the perfect cup of coffee anywhere.