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ICT believes in importing exceptional coffees and delivering exceptional service to our customers – it’s as simple as that. Our values are deeply rooted – respecting the bean, respecting the farmer, respecting the customer.

That’s why we’re committed to visiting, studying and connecting with producers from around the world. We do this not only to experience their crops and techniques at seed level, but also to forge relationships that are rooted in an implicit understanding of ICT product expectations.

The value we deliver doesn’t end with product quality. ICT is just as committed to delivering exceptional quality in the service that supports your product investments as we are in the coffees we deliver. Exceptional customer support is an integral part of your ICT customer experience. When buying our coffee you can feel confident that comprehensive customer support is on board from the very first moment we begin our relationship with you.

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ICT Coffee is certified by the following organizations.

Fair Trade USA - FLO ID 21581

SWISS Water Process

QAI (Organic)

Conservation International

Rainforest Alliance (RFA)

Our team

  • Lisa Colon

    CEO

    Lisa Colon spent over 25 years in the coffee industry building and developing long lasting relationships with producers, exporters, importers and roasters worldwide......

    Lisa Colon spent over 25 years in the coffee industry building and developing long lasting...

    Lisa Colon,

    CEO

    Lisa Colon spent over 25 years in the coffee industry building and developing long lasting relationships with producers, exporters, importers and roasters worldwide.  She has combined her experience and established relationships and created along with her team an innovative and modern day specialty green coffee company through ICT.  Lisa spent 2 years as a board member for the Pacific Coast Coffee Association where she served as an active advisor and participant.

  • Jason Remmer

    Vice-President

    Jason joined ICT Coffee in June 2009 as Director of Trading and has been a key factor to the company’s growth and development....

    Jason joined ICT Coffee in June 2009 as Director of Trading and has been a...

    Jason Remmer,

    Vice-President

    Jason joined ICT Coffee in June 2009 as Director of Trading and has been a key factor to the company’s growth and development.  Jason is the top producer in sales for the organization.  He is a major contributor in the company’s strategic and management decisions and  continues to develop and implement new business opportunities throughout North America.  Jason was promoted to Vice President in May 2015 and oversees the entire organizations day to day operations.

  • John Danczak

    Controller

    John joined ICT Coffee in November, 2013 as a Senior Accountant. Following an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, John earned his BS degree in Accounting...

    John joined ICT Coffee in November, 2013 as a Senior Accountant. Following an honorable discharge...

    John Danczak,

    Controller

    John joined ICT Coffee in November, 2013 as a Senior Accountant.   Following an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, John earned his BS degree in Accounting from National University in La Jolla, California.  John then worked for a public CPA firm in Denver, Colorado for 9 years prior to relocating to San Diego, California where he consulted for Motorola and worked in the banking industry prior to joining ICT Coffee.  At ICT Coffee, John has assumed the day to day accounting functions as well as management and financial reporting.  John works closely with Rene to ensure proper management and planning of ICT Coffee’s rapid pace of growth.

  • Steve Von Kolkow

    Traffic and Logistics Manager

    Steve carried a mug through a wide range of careers while searching for the perfect coffee. Eventually he discovered...

    Steve carried a mug through a wide range of careers while searching for the perfect...

    Steve Von Kolkow,

    Traffic and Logistics Manager

    Steve carried a mug through a wide range of careers while searching for the perfect coffee. Eventually he discovered that he could have it all by actually being IN the coffee business. After co-founding, growing and selling a successful coffee roasting company (and winning a handful of roasting awards along the way) he brought his skillset and crazy stories to our team. When he is not handling logistics or helping new roasters, you can find him out on his sailboat or backpacking.

  • Daniel Green

    Marketing Director

    Dan was born and raised in Chicago, before relocating to San Diego. An admirer of Japan and Japanese culture,...

    Dan was born and raised in Chicago, before relocating to San Diego. An admirer of...

    Daniel Green,

    Marketing Director

    Dan was born and raised in Chicago, before relocating to San Diego. An admirer of Japan and Japanese culture, Dan has lived in Tokyo and Kyoto and continues to share his perspectives on Japan through his website. His professional passion is coffee and the coffee industry, and Dan has spent a decade learning the coffee trade from some of the most knowledgeable and inspirational people in the industry, working in a variety of leadership positions with Starbucks Coffee and Peet’s Coffee and Tea. He is excited to continue that journey with ICT Coffee.

  • Chris Oakley

    Logistics Coordinator

    Chris joined ICT Coffee in February 2014 where his passion for Baseball (Go Angels!) equals his love of customer service....

    Chris joined ICT Coffee in February 2014 where his passion for Baseball (Go Angels!) equals...

    Chris Oakley,

    Logistics Coordinator

    Chris joined ICT Coffee in February 2014 where his passion for Baseball (Go Angels!) equals his love of customer service.  Chris navigates the entire Logistics Department with superior customer care.  He is a graduate from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS degree in Economics.

  • Araceli Hernandez

    Logistics Coordinator

    For Celi, coffee is a family affair. She has two sisters who are Q-graders and have been in the business for years. They motivated her to get onboard...

    For Celi, coffee is a family affair. She has two sisters who are Q-graders and...

    Araceli Hernandez,

    Logistics Coordinator

    For Celi, coffee is a family affair. She has two sisters who are Q-graders and have been in the business for years. They motivated her to get onboard by sharing wonderful stories from their travels to origin and about the tight knit coffee industry community. Celi comes from a vast array of careers, from coaching basketball, estate sales, bartending, milliner, and running the day to day operations for the largest hat company in the U.S.. She is now ready and very excited for this new venture with ICT.

  • Zach Erick

    Trader/Q Grader

    While serving in the United States Navy, Zach experienced some of the worst coffee (if you can even call it that) known...

    While serving in the United States Navy, Zach experienced some of the worst coffee (if...

    Zach Erick,

    Trader/Q Grader

    While serving in the United States Navy, Zach experienced some of the worst coffee (if you can even call it that) known to man. He once put 12 International Delight single-pack creamers in one cup! Years later, Zach was honorably discharged, and took a vow never to drink such deplorable sludge again. This started a journey that Zach continues on today – The search for the most outstanding cup of coffee. Zach is a certified Q-Grader.

  • Kika Miramontes

    Trader/Quality Control/Q Grader

    Kika started her coffee journey as a logistics coordinator in 2008, but it was when she transitioned to quality control that she became truly passionate about specialty coffee....

    Kika started her coffee journey as a logistics coordinator in 2008, but it was when...

    Kika Miramontes,

    Trader/Quality Control/Q Grader

    Kika started her coffee journey as a logistics coordinator in 2008, but it was when she transitioned to quality control that she became truly passionate about specialty coffee. Kika is a certified Q-Grader and veteran of many origin trips. She’s excited to continue her coffee career roasting and cupping the exceptional coffees ICT sources from across the globe.

  • LISA COLONCEOLisa Colon spent over 25 years in the coffee industry building and developing long lasting relationships with producers, exporters, importers and roasters worldwide.She has combined her experience and established relationships and created along with her team an innovative and modern day specialty green coffee company through ICT. Lisa spent 2 years as a board member for the Pacific Coast Coffee Association where she served as an active advisor and participant.
    • John DanczakControllerJohn joined ICT Coffee in November, 2013 as a Senior Accountant. Following an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, John earned his BS degree in Accounting from National University in La Jolla, California. John then worked for a public CPA firm in Denver, Colorado for 9 years prior to relocating to San Diego, California where he consulted for Motorola and worked in the banking industry prior to joining ICT Coffee. At ICT Coffee, John has assumed the day to day accounting functions as well as management and financial reporting. John works closely with Rene to ensure proper management and planning of ICT Coffee’s rapid pace of growth.
    • JASON REMMERVice President Jason joined ICT Coffee in June 2009 as Director of Trading and has been a key factor to the company’s growth and development.Jason is the top producer in sales for the organization.  He is a major contributor in the company’s strategic and management decisions and  continues to develop and implement new business opportunities throughout North America.  Jason was promoted to Vice President in May 2015 and oversees the entire organizations day to day operations.
      • STEVE VON KOLKOWTraffic & Logistics ManagerSteve carried a mug through a wide range of careers while searching for the perfect coffee. Eventually he discovered that he could have it all by actually being IN the coffee business. After co-founding, growing and selling a successful coffee roasting company (and winning a handful of roasting awards along the way) he brought his skillset and crazy stories to our team. When he is not handling logistics or helping new roasters, you can find him out on his sailboat or backpacking.
        • CHRIS OAKLEYLogistics CoordinatorChris joined ICT Coffee in February 2014 where his passion for Baseball (Go Angels!) equals his love of customer service. Chris navigates the entire Logistics Department with superior customer care. He is a graduate from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS degree in Economics.
        • Araceli HernandezLogistics CoordinatorFor Celi, coffee is a family affair. She has two sisters who are Q-graders and have been in the business for years. They motivated her to get onboard by sharing wonderful stories from their travels to origin and about the tight knit coffee industry community. Celi comes from a vast array of careers, from coaching basketball, estate sales, bartending, milliner, and running the day to day operations for the largest hat company in the U.S.. She is now ready and very excited for this new venture with ICT.
      • Zach ErickTrader/Q GraderWhile serving in the United States Navy, Zach experienced some of the worst coffee (if you can even call it that) known to man. He once put 12 International Delight single-pack creamers in one cup! Years later, Zach was honorably discharged, and took a vow never to drink such deplorable sludge again. This started a journey that Zach continues on today – The search for the most outstanding cup of coffee. Zach is a certified Q-Grader.
      • Kika MiramontesTrader/Quality Control/Q GraderKika started her coffee journey as a logistics coordinator in 2008, but it was when she transitioned to quality control that she became truly passionate about specialty coffee. Kika is a certified Q-Grader and veteran of many origin trips. She’s excited to continue her coffee career roasting and cupping the exceptional coffees ICT sources from across the globe.
    • DANIEL GREENMarketing Director Dan was born and raised in Chicago, before relocating to San Diego. An admirer of Japan and Japanese culture, Dan has lived in Tokyo and Kyoto and continues to share his perspectives on Japan through his website. His professional passion is coffee and the coffee industry, and Dan has spent a decade learning the coffee trade from some of the most knowledgeable and inspirational people in the industry, working in a variety of leadership positions with Starbucks Coffee and Peet’s Coffee and Tea. He is excited to continue that journey with ICT Coffee.