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Our story

In late 2016 , three Dutch guys all with the same dream teamed up to bring you some of the best coffees from around the world. Ronald de Hommel, Michiel Lampers and Friso Spoor, each having several year’s of experience in sourcing & importing specialty coffee. Now added to Team is Stephen Levene, responsible for The Coffee Quest’s activities in the United States.


All of us met during various coffee fairs and the active sourcing activities in Colombia, and decided it made more sense working together. The common denominator was that all of us wanted to work in a transparent and short supply chain where most of the money you pay for a coffee ends up with the farmers, and involving both roasters and producers in the value chain.

The Coffee Quest always looks for high quality coffees that have been produced with high social and environmental standards. Through our experience in international development, logistics and journalism, the Team makes sure to provide extensive background information and exclusive lots.


Our strength is that we are based in The Netherlands, Baltimore (Washington)  and in the producing countries Colombia and Guatemala. We have knowledge and access to both the production and market side of coffee. And by speaking Dutch, English, Spanish, German and French we provide easy access to the coffee industry for many different nationalities. Our base in producing countries gives us the possibility to stay in close contact with our producers and to always be flexible in finding new interesting coffees. Access our real-time offerlist, to see our Spot & Expected portfolio available in our warehouse in EU and USA. For larger customers (100+ bags) we can provide direct FOB access to coffee from the different countries of origin.


So don’t hesitate to contact us with any inquiries.

Our values



fair share


The Team


Michiel Lampers


Friso Spoor


Ronald de Hommel

Teamwork makes the dream work!

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Just let us introduce ourselves: We are Ronald de Hommel, Michiel Lampers and Friso Spoor. We’re Dutch. Michiel and Friso live Rotterdam and Amsterdam, but Ronald is based in Medellin Colombia. We’ve been working together to combine our strengths and are now importing coffee from 8 origins countries into Europe. Our focus is on specialty coffee and work together with people that value craftmanship on both ends of the supply chain. We try to connect farmers and roasters as much as we can to create Direct Trade relationships that last! On this website we show our coffee portfolio available in our warehouse in the Netherlands, but we have access to a much larger variety of coffees with all of our partners. Contact us via we[at] for samples. So don’t hesitate to contact us with any inquiries. The Coffee Quest team
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Look at this! We received this link from Andres from La Victoria. They are the our local partner in Santa Maria (Huila, Colombia), helping to set-up our new buying station and laboratory.

Great to see Marcella and the young people of the Associacion in action. Over the course of the next months all the coffees will be harvested. Expect the new crop in September/Oktober in Netherlands. The video is from a local newstation, and therefore unfortunately only in spanish. But you get the feeling! 😁
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UN CAFÉ QUE ABRE MERCADO EN EUROPA Y ESTADOS UNIDOS Los pasos de La Victoria. #Agricultura #Café #SantaMaria.
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