Serve you a great cup of specialty coffee full of bold flavor that is authentically Caribbean.
Coffee grown and cultivated in Caribbean countries are known for their rich flavor, decadent aroma, and smooth finish which can be attributed in part to the region’s high altitudes and favorable climate.
There's no shortage of options for a cup of coffee in the Twin Cities from chain coffee shops, independent cafes, food/coffee trucks, gas stations, etc.
None of these current options solely feature
Caribbean brands. Until now.
We source our products from Caribbean producers
Offering flavors you won't find elsewhere in the Twin Cities
Our menu is curated to feature 3-5 countries at a time
Rotating our offerings means there's always something “new” to try
Hot or Iced Drip Coffee
Haiti - medium roast
Jamaica - Blue Mountain medium roast
Puerto Rico - medium-dark roast
Trinidad & Tobago - medium roast w/ a hint of coconut
Sweetened & Unsweetened
Apricot Passion Fruit Iced Tea
Caribbean coffee culture is at the heart of the Blue Tin Cup Kafé story. As a first-generation Haitian-American born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I have a life-long tie to Haitian coffee culture and, by extension, Caribbean coffee culture. One of my fondest memories comes from my first trip to Haiti as a ten-year-old and sharing a cup of coffee with my maternal grandmother...coffee served in a tin cup . During the same trip, I also shared similar connective experiences with my paternal grandmother and other family members. The bold flavors, rich tastes and sweet aromas of those first encounters has remained with me and Haitian coffee is still the ONLY coffee I can drink with either very little or no sugar at all. The spelling of “Kafé” is a nod to the Haitian Creole spelling of coffee. And in a surprising revelation while I was in the process of forming this business, I learned that my maternal grandmother was a coffee vendor. I guess you could say coffee is in my blood even before I knew it.
Blue Tin Cup Kafé was born out of a love for family, coffee, culture, and history.
- Junia Joseph-Benham
Owner, Blue Tin Cup Kafé