ORIGIN | Peru
REGION | Amazonas
CERTIFICATIONS | Fair Trade, Organic, Fair Trade Organic
Rimini Coffee is a small family-owned and operated business located in Salt Lake City, roasting small batches of coffee since 1992.
Why the name Rimini Coffee? After spending some time in Italy, the founder fell in love with everything about it–the culture, the coffee, the tradition–and wanted to bring that home with him. So he did, and Rimini Coffee was created.
Then came the love story. Bob Evans moved to Salt Lake City from Napa and purchased Rimini coffee in 1999 to be closer to his sweetheart, Martha Bradley. And the rest is history–the family has been operating the business ever since. The art of coffee, community and sustainability have been our guiding principles.
At Rimini Coffee, we believe life is too short to drink mediocre coffee, which is why we make sure each roast is hand-crafted to reach its full flavor potential. We believe in the power of community and are dedicated to the art of coffee and its ability to bring people together and share in the tradition of enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.
Our commitment to providing the best locally produced quality product begins with purchasing green beans from brokers who maintain close working relationships with the farmers growing the coffee. We believe that not only is the quality of coffee we produce important, but the quality of life for the farmers growing our beans.
Peru is one of the top 20 coffee producers in the world as of 2014 and ranks fifth in the export of Arabica in the world market.
In 1895, the Journal of the Society of Arts recorded that Peru was known for many years as a coffee-producing country, but the coffee grown on the coast was used primarily for domestic consumption, and it was only later that it developed as an exporting nation. Coffee planting began, and coffee is still cultivated near the port of Pacasmayo. Coffee has been cultivated in the south, in the districts of Sandia and Carabaya, and in the centre of Peru in the valleys of Chanchamayu, Viloc, and Huánuco. Production in Chanchamayo district was facilitated by the completion of the Central (or Oroya Railway) by the Peruvian Corporation. The Chanchamayu Valley, itself about 10 miles (16 km) long, was in the hands of private plantation owners, while the Perené, Paucartambo, and Rio Colorado valleys, were later linked by railway.
In the 1970s, large dry mills were sited near ports, the transportation network along the Pacific was considered ideal, a model where quantity of production rather than quality was important. This model has changed in recent times with the Agricultural Ministry introducing modern methods, encouraging farmer organizations such as the CENFROCAFE in Jaén, a mountainous area of the Andes.