About Our Village
Village Coffee Imports is a passionate group of people with a love for coffee and a desire to discover the best quality coffees without disregarding the importance of traceability and sustainability.
Collaborating with farmers and roasters to create thriving, reciprocal relationships. Focusing on quality coffee and transparent communication.
Meet Andy, Shared-X’s coffee guru. He is a Q-Grader, sommelier de café, roaster, barista, and resident specialty coffee expert on our Matapalo farm. Drawn by his passion for making an impact, he is focused on sharing his knowledge with associated farmers and producing the best coffees.
Zayne has been working in green coffee importing for three years and in green coffee production for another 1.5 years. He is a licensed Q Grader and level 1 Q Processor. These designations are professional certifications that demonstrate his ability to objectively taste coffee regardless of origin and to grade it for characteristics based on green and flavor analysis. Having the Q processor certification provides Zayne with a common language to speak directly to the farm level with a deep understand about which post-harvest processing will be best for each lot of green coffee to achieve its optimal flavor. Zayne also finished 2nd place in the US coffee cup taster’s competition in 2018.