InterAmerican Coffee

Our Company

InterAmerican Coffee

InterAmerican Coffee imports high quality specialty green coffee. Since 1983 we have been providing North American roasters with some of the world’s finest coffees, including certified Fair Trade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance, as well as Estate and unique small lot coffees.

With offices in Houston, San Diego and Providence, as well as the added support of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe, we are able to “think globally and act locally”.

Our coffees are warehoused in Seattle, San Leandro (CA), Jersey City, Houston and New Orleans allowing us to move coffee quickly and efficiently to customers throughout the United States.

Our team has 10 certified Q Graders and counting. With three trading offices in the U.S. and Quality Control labs around the globe, we offer the best quality, attention and service to every one of our customers.

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Neumann Kaffee Gruppe

Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) is the world’s leading green coffee service group. With 46 companies in 28 countries we are present in all important markets and offer a broad range of quality services and products along the green coffee value chain.

As a reliable and straightforward partner to coffee producers and roasters – large and small alike – we bring together their needs and interests.

The strength of the group lies in its profit-center structure that distributes risk and encourages entrepreneurial thinking.

Neumann Gruppe GmbH, located in Hamburg, directs and coordinates all activities of the group and gives impulses for its development. Further, each operative company receives coaching, which guarantees a close connection and a concerted effort between sister companies while maintaining arm’s-length business relations.

Firmly rooted in the coffee business, Neumann Kaffee Gruppe has been successfully operating as a family enterprise for generations.

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Our Mission

  • Source and deliver high quality green coffee to specialty roasters throughout North America
  • Use our global supply chain to search for the finest coffees and bring increased choices to our customers
  • Partner with our clients by offering superior logistics, marketing expertise and financial resources
  • Build, support and foster sustainable relationships with our suppliers, customers, communities and the environment

Company History

We established InterAmerican Coffee in 1983 in order to supply the finest green coffees to roasters in North America. The 1980’s were a very exciting time in US coffee history. Consumers were discovering unique coffees selected and roasted in small batches by pioneers of the specialty coffee movement. The Specialty Coffee Association was formed and we expanded our inventory to accommodate the increasing demand for premium quality coffees.

The 1990’s brought an even greater demand for top-quality coffees including rare and estate-grown selections. It was during this time that we joined the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe, giving us access to an even greater variety of products and resources to help us meet the needs of discerning coffee roasters throughout the US and Canada.

Sustainability gained strength in the late 90’s and into the new millennium. So in 2008 we acquired Elan Organic Coffees, a pioneer in organic green coffee, as our sustainable brand.

Corporate Responsibility

We believe that social, environmental and economic sustainability are fundamental components of the journey from tree to cup.

Coffee touches so many lives, so many corners of the world, so many people.  InterAmerican is pleased to support some of the fantastic organizations that tirelessly work to better the quality of life for those living in all coffee communities.

We are founding members of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance.  IWCA’s mission is to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives, as well as encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.

We are long and strong supporters of Coffee Kids and their vision of creating a world in which coffee farmers thrive, a world in which coffee-farming communities are self-sustaining, and families have a life of dignity, and everyone in the coffee community has an equal seat at the table.

We are proud partners of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung whose aim is to help establish a more level playing field, improve working and living conditions, and address the challenges on our planet associated with protecting natural resources, climate change and biodiversity.

We have had the pleasure to work with InterAmerican Coffee for the past 7 years, and in that time they have proven themselves to be a critical part of our coffee supply line. They consistently provide us with great quality coffees each and every year. We’d like to convey a special thanks to the entire San Diego office, we’re grateful they take such a personal and thoughtful approach to supporting our business. We look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.
Gare Clark, President

Volcanic Red Coffees

2014-02-28T18:48:56+00:00
We have had the pleasure to work with InterAmerican Coffee for the past 7 years, and in that time they have proven themselves to be a critical part of our coffee supply line. They consistently provide us with great quality coffees each and every year. We’d like to convey a special thanks to the entire San Diego office, we’re grateful they take such a personal and thoughtful approach to supporting our business. We look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come. Gare Clark, President Volcanic Red Coffees
I've been do business with InterAmerican since 1990. They are a great company to work with.  They alert me to changes in the market and make sure I'm kept up to date.  They know the profiles I'm looking for with my coffee and I trust them to hit the mark everytime. In all the years, I've worked with only two people, Guy and Lisa.  The personal service I receive is important to me.  They know my company and what I'm looking for!
Sandra Knight, President

Chicago Coffee Roastery

2014-04-02T16:55:39+00:00
I've been do business with InterAmerican since 1990. They are a great company to work with.  They alert me to changes in the market and make sure I'm kept up to date.  They know the profiles I'm looking for with my coffee and I trust them to hit the mark everytime. In all the years, I've worked with only two people, Guy and Lisa.  The personal service I receive is important to me.  They know my company and what I'm looking for! Sandra Knight, President Chicago Coffee Roastery
InterAmerican has become my “go-to” source for exceptional coffees of known pedigree, accompanied by the marketing collateral needed to sell those coffees to consumers overwhelmed by choice. The buyers at InterAmerican have established the crucial producer relationships that all roasters desire, and they make those relationships accessible to even the smallest roasters.
Jim Pellegrini, CEO and Director of Coffee

Muddy Dog Roasting Company

2014-09-09T12:13:01+00:00
InterAmerican has become my “go-to” source for exceptional coffees of known pedigree, accompanied by the marketing collateral needed to sell those coffees to consumers overwhelmed by choice. The buyers at InterAmerican have established the crucial producer relationships that all roasters desire, and they make those relationships accessible to even the smallest roasters. Jim Pellegrini, CEO and Director of Coffee Muddy Dog Roasting Company
O’Henry’s Coffees was founded in 1993.  Our founder roasted in the origianl store which was fairly rare that long ago.  It became apparent very early on that IAC needed to be a prime partner in helping us source coffees of quality and consistency.  Something that stands out for us is the level of communication they have.  Our contact, Crystal Reyes, keeps me informed BEFORE issues become issues.  When inventories are low, when the market is changing or when an origin is not producing high quality she lets me know.  Because of this we give better service to our wholesale customers year after year.
Randy Adamy, Owner

O’Henry’s Coffees Inc.

2014-02-28T18:53:00+00:00
O’Henry’s Coffees was founded in 1993.  Our founder roasted in the origianl store which was fairly rare that long ago.  It became apparent very early on that IAC needed to be a prime partner in helping us source coffees of quality and consistency.  Something that stands out for us is the level of communication they have.  Our contact, Crystal Reyes, keeps me informed BEFORE issues become issues.  When inventories are low, when the market is changing or when an origin is not producing high quality she lets me know.  Because of this we give better service to our wholesale customers year after year. Randy Adamy, Owner O’Henry’s Coffees Inc.
InterAmerican Coffee is not what they seem.  Sure, from the outside it feels like a huge company that can't handle the needs of a small, focused, quality driven company, but this is not the case.  IAC has given us the streamlining, quality seeking, and streamless purchasing we needed to succeed in our field and that is why we choose to do business with them!
David Buehrer, Owner

Greenway Coffee Company

2014-04-02T16:53:41+00:00
InterAmerican Coffee is not what they seem.  Sure, from the outside it feels like a huge company that can't handle the needs of a small, focused, quality driven company, but this is not the case.  IAC has given us the streamlining, quality seeking, and streamless purchasing we needed to succeed in our field and that is why we choose to do business with them! David Buehrer, Owner Greenway Coffee Company
We have been working with InterAmerican SD for almost 4 years now and every year has been a pleasure working with them. Our personal trader has helped me immensely and taught me a lot through working with her. They are an amazing company to work with.
Brolin Russell,  Operations Manager/Buyer

Santa Barbara Roasting Company

2014-04-02T16:52:49+00:00
We have been working with InterAmerican SD for almost 4 years now and every year has been a pleasure working with them. Our personal trader has helped me immensely and taught me a lot through working with her. They are an amazing company to work with. Brolin Russell,  Operations Manager/Buyer Santa Barbara Roasting Company
I have been working with Brian for a few years, and it is always a pleasure. Whether we’re discussing upcoming crop predictions, cup defects, or Thrash Metal he never confuses Rio with Dio.
Mike Strumpf, Green Coffee Buyer

Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company

2014-02-28T18:51:31+00:00
I have been working with Brian for a few years, and it is always a pleasure. Whether we’re discussing upcoming crop predictions, cup defects, or Thrash Metal he never confuses Rio with Dio. Mike Strumpf, Green Coffee Buyer Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company
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