Why would it benefit me to roast in the states instead from the source location in Columbia?

frankK

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Looking to distribute in the States and wasn't sure why our coffee shows up raw, is it a freshness issue or a USDA issue?
I am looking to distribute coffee in capsules to local markets in USA.
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frankK

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I am not sure what you are asking here. What do you mean your coffee shows up raw?
I am interested in importing coffee from Columbia. I notice that most people import the beans and decide to roast and package here, is their a reason for that? Wouldn't be more economical to roast and package in Columbia?
 

topher

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No. It also comes down to freshness. Green coffee stays fresh longer. Then there is Me being a roaster...I do not trust anyone else to roast my coffee.
 
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I am interested in importing coffee from Columbia. I notice that most people import the beans and decide to roast and package here, is their a reason for that? Wouldn't be more economical to roast and package in Columbia?
I think it all comes down to how fresh the coffee is. Shipping coffee from somewhere else may take some time depending on the customs regulations?

I was planning to do the same for my shop, have coffee beans shipped to the US from the Philippines so that I have a unique value prop for my marketing promotions, this is what my email marketing agency suggested as well. but it's been tough since customs in the Philippines are a bit strict when shipping local products outside.
 

topher

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Green coffee as in unroasted/raw . I have to say this also. I probably wouldn't buy Colombian coffee from a source that spells it incorrectly.
 
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