ABOUT CAPE HORN COFFEES
Founded in 1995, Cape Horn Coffees, Inc. (“CHC”) is an importer and wholesaler of green (unroasted) coffee into North America. We trade all origins of coffee, with a focus on Brazil and Central America. CHC’s owners come from very different backgrounds within coffee, giving us an entirely unique perspective on the industry.
Paul Leighton founded Cape Horn in 1995 after 15 years of co-owning and operating the Coffee Corner, a small but successful coffee roaster in Eugene, OR. Paul used his roasting insights to begin to supply green coffee to other roasting companies in the Pacific Northwest, and CHC was born.
Today, CHC imports and supplies green coffee to roasters throughout North America. CHC’s philosophy is to always put the customer’s best interests first. We never push a particular grade or origin, but rather take the time to learn our customer’s profiles and end-market so that we can provide relevant advice and source the best value coffees for each customer’s particular needs.
CHC is owned by three partners with very different backgrounds within coffee. Our diverse backgrounds in farming, roasting, trading, and finance give us unique insight into the issues that roasting companies face, which go far beyond just coffee procurement and logistics. We take a holistic view of each client’s entire business, rather than just their green coffee purchasing.