OUR STORY

obsessed with coffee since 1993.

Since 1993, we have been on a mission to provide our patrons with the best quality of beans possible. We cater to the most demanding palates among coffee drinkers.

This is why we connect with micro-farms with intelligent and ambitious farmers, to improve our coffees with every yield.

Our goal is to give you and your loved ones a unique experience by introducing you to an amazing array of coffees that hail from exotic locations around the world. 

the man behind the madness

Following his roots as a coffee picker in Costa Rica, Ron Cortez transformed the way we communicate with farmers and purchase coffee. In coalition with a network of farmers in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia, Ron was able to form personal relationships with the people who have an intimate knowledge of coffee.

our process

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.

"We champion the worker to become an owner of their production, always supporting the value produced by labor."

-Ronald Cortez, Founder

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our family promise

memorable taste

We seek a one-of-a-kind flavor profile in every single coffee we roast. We are proud to carry some of the highest quality beans on the planet that come directly from our partners in: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Nepal. We promise a unique experience in every cup.

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humble beginnings

Our coffee education started from humble beginnings as coffee pickers in Costa Rica. After 30 years of learning, we believe that we have some of the most advanced research practices in the industry, with solid knowledge of coffee cultivation and coffee roasting.

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amazing prices

We sell coffee bags by the pound, equalling 16 oz, not 12 oz, like the majority of coffee companies. We are against wasting packaging in order to make better profit margins from our sales. So you get longer lasting bags and more bang for your buck when you buy our coffees!

meet the 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 Wizard

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.