About

US

Since 1993, we've been on a mission to provide our patrons with the best quality of coffee possible. That is why we connect with micro farms with intelligent and ambitious farms, to constantly improve our coffee experience.
We cater 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. 

      -Ronald Cortez, Founder 

 Sourcing

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

 Establish Ties

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

 Deliver to You

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

Our Team

Ronald Cortez

Founder

Ron is the founder of Cortez Coffee Company, and More Than Fair, a direct trade coalition that connects specialty 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. His passion lies in teaching, and mentoring budding coffee professionals. Our friends see him as down-to-earth, truthful (a little crude), and loyal.

Kevin Briggs

Researcher, Developer

Kevin joined the Cortez team after many years working in the technology industry, as a semiconductor technician in California. Since 2001, Kevin has led our coffee research laboratory in our headquarters, coding our roasting software, and conducting industry-leading experiments unique to our company, like split-bean analysis, light expose to coffee beans, among other numerous studies.

Daniel Contreras

Roastmaster, Technician

Dany began at Cortez Coffee when we were located behind a small auto parts store in Phoenix in 1995. Since then, Dany has become an accomplished Roastmaster and a specialist in espresso machines. He is responsible for roasting over a quarter-million pounds of coffee per year. Without Dany's expertise and attention to details, we have no Cortez Coffee.

Patrick Celaya

Web Operations Manager

Growing up around coffee, Patrick, Ron’s son, became a coffee enthusiast. He has been key in organizing the web presence for Cortez, and has spent many years developing our site into how it performs today. If you have inquiries about added features for our site, please do not hesitate to email him directly at patrick@cafecortez.com.