Wholesale FAQ

Himalayan Coffee Importers - Himalayan Specialty Coffee

Ordering & Shipping

What products do you have available for wholesale purchase?

All of the green and roasted coffee products that you see on our website are available for wholesale purchase.

Do you have any purchase minimums?

We do not have purchase minimums and will sell any quantity to wholesale buyers. No order is too small.

What type of coffee beans do you sell?

We sell only organic Arabica coffee from the Himalayas (raw and roasted).

How can I get a sample?

If you are interested in a wholesale purchase, please email us and we will be happy to mail you a sample of our green or roasted coffee products.

How do you ship your coffees and what shipping carrier do you use?

Our coffee orders all ship in boxes. If your order is large enough, your boxes could arrive on a pallet. We will let you know in advance if your order will ship on a pallet. Depending on the size of your order, it will ship via USPS or UPS. If you are located in Arvada, Denver, Evergreen, Golden, or Lakewood, Colorado, and your order equals or exceeds 50 lbs., we are happy to deliver your order for free.

How quickly are orders shipped?

Depending on the size of your order, we can generally arrange shipment of your order within 72 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after receipt of your payment. If you need your order shipped sooner, please Contact Us and we will do everything we can to accommodate your request.

Do I have to use your delivery and/or shipping services?

If you have a preferred or contracted delivery carrier please let us know. We can arrange for your carrier to pick up your order directly from our warehouse in Denver, Colorado.

How will I know when my order has shipped?

You will receive a tracking number once your order has shipped. If you do not receive one or have trouble viewing the e-mail, please Contact Us.

About Us & Our Coffee

How are your green coffee beans packaged?

Our bulk coffee greens (25kg and up) are all packaged using the highest quality standard recommendations. We use GrainPro bags, which are then placed in jute bags to ensure ultimate freshness for our customers.

How are your roasted coffees packaged?

Our roasted coffees are packaged in 12 oz. and 5 lb. one-way valved bags. If you would like a different size bag, please let us know so that we can try to accommodate your needs.

How are your coffee greens stored?

All of our coffee greens are stored with their parchment intact for as long as possible and only removed just prior to roasting or packaging as raw greens. Our coffee is only hulled on-demand just prior to shipping from Nepal. This ensures our customers get a straight-from-the-farm level of freshness that just can’t be beat and that is rare to find in the U.S.

How do you import your coffee?

Because Nepal is a landlocked country (no direct sea routes), our coffees are all flown into Denver International Airport (DIA) via Nepal’s Kathmandu International Airport (KTM).

Is your coffee Fair Trade?

All coffee in Nepal is Fair Trade and we only import Fair Trade Coffee.

Is your coffee eco-friendly?

Yes! We only buy organic coffee from growers that use sustainable farming practices, share our values, and are committed to improving their communities and the environment.

Is your coffee organic?

All of our roasted beans and our Mt. Everest Supreme green coffees are USDA Certified Organic. Our co-op coffees, although organic, are not USDA Certified Organic. For most farmers in Nepal and especially small-scale ones that join co-ops, getting certified organic is cost-prohibitive.

Do you only import coffee from Nepal?

Yes! With our family ties to Nepal, we only import coffee from Nepal (see more about our family ties to Nepal Here). This aligns with our mission to connect Himalayan coffee growers with the coffee-loving American market. We support our farmers' efforts to organize, collaborate, and sell on the world market. We want our farmers, their workforce, and their communities to benefit from a steady source of income in the ever-changing coffee environment for years to come. Read more about us and our mission Here

Where is your coffee roasted and why is that important?

Our coffee beans are artisan-roasted in Nepal. That’s important because coffee is only as good as the raw greens just before roasting. By roasting in Nepal, we are able to keep green beans stored parchment-intact until they are roasted just before shipping (or shipped raw). This ensures that our customers get coffee that is as fresh-off-the-farm as possible.

Do you visit your growers in Nepal?

Yes, we are committed to visiting all of our farmers at least once a year. This helps us maintain strong relationships with our growers and roasters, lets us know how to best support them, and ensure that only the highest quality coffee reaches your cups.

Are all of the coffees that you sell Traceable?

We only sell traceable coffees so that our consumers can be thoroughly informed about the coffee they are drinking. We want to provide our buyers with as much information as they want to know about the farm, its owners, workers, its sustainability and fair-trade practices, and the social causes or community activities a farm might take part in. We also want to help our farmers gain recognition for growing exceptional coffee and provide incentives to continue growing outstanding coffee.

About Coffee in Nepal

What altitude does coffee grow at in Nepal?

Farmers in the Himalayas grow exceptional coffee just below the frost line, generally at elevations of 3200-5200 ft above sea level, without having to go as high as is necessary in most other coffee growing regions. Unlike countries in the Coffee Belt, Nepal is located 2,000 miles North of the equator and has an unbelievable average altitude of 10,711 feet above sea level. Because of that, even at altitudes of 2,000 feet, the microclimate in the region resembles high-altitude regions in other coffee growing countries.

What type of soil does coffee from Nepal grow in?

Sandy and silty alluvial soil.

What are the most common types of coffee grown in Nepal?

Most common type of coffee grown in Nepal is Arabica coffee and generally the Caturra, Typica, Bourbon and Ashura varieties.

How big is Nepal and where is coffee grown in the country?

Nepal is approximately the same size as the state of Iowa (roughly 57,000 square miles). The country has seven provinces and 77 districts, and 41 of those districts currently grow coffee. The largest coffee-producing areas are in the central regions of Nepal, but farmers in the northern and southern regions also produce coffee in smaller quantities.

What are the seasons like in Nepal?

The country has four distinct seasons, including a monsoon season between June and August, when it rains almost daily for three months.

How much rainfall does Nepal get?

Nepal gets an average of 63 inches of rainfall annually. The actual amount varies greatly between the higher and lower altitudes.

What is the temperature like in Nepal?

Warmest months are May to August; the coolest months are December to February. Temperatures range from 66-95°F in the warmer seasons, to a comfortable 36-54°F in the cooler ones. As with rainfall, actual temperatures in Nepal vary greatly between the higher and lower altitudes.