08/01/2014

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Caravela Coffee is seeking a Sales Representative to expand and service sales in North America.

Functions include, but not limited to:

  • service existing accounts, obtain new contracts, establish new accounts

  • execute the sales cycle, meeting quarterly and yearly sales and market targets

  • processing day-to-day sales and releases

  • manage and fulfill account needs

  • understand and communicate the entire product mix to customers

  • develop marketing materials

  • constantly interact with origin (export) divisions to develop new products

Applicant must:

  • have the personality and skill set to to be able to facilitate relationships between coffee producers and coffee buyers

  • be pro-active, self motivated, flexible, and able to work remotely, yet within a close-knit team

  • have excellent oral, written, and organizational skills

  • be comfortable in a fast-paced global office environment

Experience with CRM and ERP systems is preferred.  Experience as a coffee buyer is a plus.  Degree in Business Administration with sales experience is a plus, but not required.  Location is negotiable.

Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for specialty coffee, including cupping high quality coffee, is required. Domestic and international travel is required.  International experience and bilingual Spanish speaker a plus.

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration to: info (at) caravelacoffee (dot) com, subject line: Sales Representative - North America

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

06/20/2014

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Caravela Coffee will be hosting a group cupping of selected 2014 Mexico Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2pm at the Caravela Coffee office in Chapel Hill, NC.

The address is: Caravela Coffee, Greenbridge Building, 601 W. Rosemary St., Suite 215, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Map.

Coffee roasters are invited to join us in Chapel Hill and cup a selection of the finalist coffees that were chosen by the International Jury at the recent COE competition in Mexico.  I was on the jury in Mexico City for this year’s COE competition and we will be cupping my favorite coffees from the 19 coffees that made it to the auction.
By focusing on a select group of winners, we will allow time for analysis of the coffees and discussion of the potential formation of a buying group.

2014 Mexico Cup of Excellence Winning Farms
Internet auction for Mexico will be Tuesday, July 8.

Space will be limited, so please send an email to events@caravelacoffee.com to RSVP by Wednesday, June 25 to reserve your spot.  Please don’t wait until the last minute, so that we can plan for the correct number of participants.

Hope to see you there.

Badi

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

06/02/2014

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Caravela Coffee will be hosting a cupping of selected 2014 El Salvador and Honduras Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2pm at the Caravela Coffee office in Chapel Hill, NC.
The address is: Caravela Coffee, Greenbridge Building, 601 W. Rosemary St., Suite 215, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Map.

Coffee roasters are invited to join us in Chapel Hill and cup a selection of the finalist coffees that were chosen by the International Jury at the recent COE competitions in El Salvador and Honduras. 
 
By focusing on a select group of winners, we will allow time for analysis of the coffees and discussion of the potential formation of a buying group.
 
This year our sister company Virmax Mesoamerica bought a lot from Santa Rosa Chalatenango whose lots placed 1st and 12th in this year’s competition.
 
Fernando Gomez, Director of Quality Control for Virmax Colombia was a member of the International Jury in Honduras.
 
Internet auction for El Salvador will be Monday, June 9.
 
Internet auction for Honduras will be Tuesday, June 17.

Space will be limited, so please follow the link below or send an email to events@caravelacoffee.com to RSVP by Wednesday, June 4 to reserve your spot.  Please don’t wait until the last minute, so that we can plan for the correct number of participants.

RSVP Form for 2013 El Salvador and Honduras COE Group Cupping, Chapel Hill, NC. 

Save the Date: we will also be hosting another COE group cupping in June at our office in Chapel Hill, NC:
Mexico COE on Friday, June 27 at 2pm

Look forward to seeing you.
Badi

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

05/14/2014

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Caravela Coffee will be hosting a cupping of selected 2014 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2pm at the Counter Culture Coffee training center in Durham, NC.
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The address is: Counter Culture Coffee Roastery and Headquarters, 4911 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713 Map.

Coffee roasters are invited to join us in Durham and cup a selection of the finalist coffees that were chosen by the International Jury at the recent COE competition in Nicaragua. Fred Lullfitz from Caravela Coffee Australia Pacific was a member of the International Jury.
 
By focusing on a select group of winners, we will allow time for analysis of the coffees and discussion of the potential formation of a buying group.
 
This year our sister company Virmax Nicaragua established a drying facility and dry mill in Ocotal, Nueva Segovia.  Beneficio La Estrella has 6000 square meters of shaded raised drying beds.  Beneficio Orosi is the dry mill operated by Virmax Nicaragua.
 
Additionally, this is the first year that Virmax Nicaragua has submitted lots on behalf of coffee producers from whom we purchase coffee.  Of the handful of samples that we submitted to the competition, Joaquin Lovo finished 8th and Genaro Herrera finished 21st.

2014 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Winning Farms

Internet auction for Nicaragua will be Thursday, May 29.

Space will be limited, so please follow the link below or send an email to events@caravelacoffee.com to RSVP by Wednesday, May 21 to reserve your spot.  Please don’t wait until the last minute, so that we can plan for the correct number of participants.

RSVP Form for 2014 Nicaragua COE, Durham, NC 

Save the Dates: we will also be hosting 2 COE group cuppings in June at our new office in Chapel Hill, NC:
Combined Honduras and El Salvador COE group cupping on Friday, June 6 at 2pm
Mexico COE group cupping on Friday, June 27 at 2pm

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

02/07/2014

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Caravela Coffee is moving down the street.  We are leaving Carrboro and moving to Chapel Hill.

As of February 1, 2014, Caravela Coffee has a new address:

Caravela Coffee

601 W. Rosemary St.

Suite 215

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Please update your records to reflect our new address.  Feel free to stop by and visit us if you are in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

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