About Cafe Emporos

While teaching in South Korea, Café Emporos founder, Ruben Trujillo was introduced to the art of brewing the perfect cup of coffee. After receiving his SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association of Europe) Certification as a barista he started an apprenticeship at a café in the hillsides of Cheonan, Korea. Although he did not speak Korean fluently, he learned by observation, practice and spent his free time translating recipes and notes on the subject from Hangul into English. The care and attention to detail put into each beverage as they were handcrafted by the café owners and his fellow baristas inspired Ruben to bring back this ritual to the U.S.