Explore our some of our highest scoring, most prized coffees from around the world.
Explore 50 lb Royal Gems
The Royal Gem collection is growing! Check the menu for new Fair Trade Organic, decaf, and women-produced lots from some of our longest-term sourcing relationships. The Gem lineup is full of consistent and delicious coffees, now stored in Ecotact bags inside our easy-to-handle 50 lb boxes.
Royal Coffee 22 lb Crown Jewels
Royal Coffee Crown Jewels are super-specialty green coffee microlots in 22 lb boxes, specifically selected to shine on your top-shelf menu. With a focus on coffees of extraordinary quality with traceable sourcing strategies, Crown Jewels highlight the intersection of tradition and innovation, representing some of the most compelling coffees that we’ve encountered from around the world.
Importing the finest coffees from over 30 countries.
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Independently owned and operated since 1978.
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From understanding the coffee market and your company’s usage, to green coffee grading and roasting instruction, we’ve got you covered.
From logistics to our tasting room, our team is here to help you.
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About Royal Coffee. Green Coffee Importers Since 1978
You know roasting. We know how to select the perfect green coffee beans. At Royal Coffee, our goal is to make the finest green coffee beans accessible to roasting houses around the world.
With over 30 countries of origin, an extensive network of producing partners, and decades of experience in the roasting community, we’re your one-stop shop for purchasing green coffee, education on roasting and brewing, trading support, and logistics.
Exclusive to Royal Coffee: Discover Grade Zero Ethiopia
The concept of the Grade Zero initiative is to design a near-perfect rendition of top micro-lots from southern Ethiopia, presenting a better-than-Grade-1 result, hence the Grade “Zero”. Once dried and rested, the parchment coffee is treated to extra sorting steps at the dry mill, including additional passes through the optical sorting machine and slower, more meticulous hand-sorting by the mill’s highly skilled team. These extra steps produce an exceptionally clean coffee.
Royal started this program with a single washing station in Gedeb, and small volumes—only about 100 bags. These experimental microlots from a few years ago have grown into a steady, annual grade that we pay a premium for, and whose audience is rapidly growing.
The Royal Blog
Rate of Rise – Where Do You Stand?
It’s been said that those who stand for nothing will fall into a constant state of decline. As an outspoken critic of “my way or the highway” approaches to education and one-size-fits-all solutions to roasting and quality control concerns in specialty coffee, it may...
Burundi Coffees in Focus
Despite being geographically minuscule, Burundi commands an outsized presence in specialty coffee sourcing. Its hills provide exceptional climate and elevation for growing, and its most conscientious producers are cultivating, processing, and exporting coffee that...
What to Do After the Q
The Crown is hosting both the Q Arabica Combo and the Q Arabica Calibration in April. Join us! Becoming a Q Arabica Grader is one of the highest honors in the coffee industry. Serious study and practice are required to hone your sensory skills to the level needed to...
What We Offer
Although we consider ourselves an all-around resource for the coffee industry these days, we got our start by purchasing and selling a single bag of green coffee and connecting producers with roasters is still the heart of our business. Not sure what you need or where to start? Get in touch—we’re always happy to help.
Our hybrid classes cover a range of topics, from green coffee sourcing to roasting and brewing. Each class is taught by an industry expert who brings years of training and on-the-job experience to the table.
Take your skills to the next level with one-on-one instruction from a coffee professional. Our consulting services include personal roasting lessons, bar skills, cup quality, sensory skills training, and more.
If you’re in Oakland, we’d be delighted to have you visit our Tasting Room, where you can experience the full spectrum of specialty coffee. Our tasting room is located in the heart of Uptown, alongside some of the biggest names in the Oakland culinary scene.