About Us

About Cafe Emporos

"Make the world your cafe."

While teaching in South Korea, Cafe 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 cafe in the hillsides of Cheonan, Korea. Although he did not speak Korean fluently, he learned by observation, practice, and translating recipes and notes on the subject from Hangul to English. The care and attention to detail put into each beverage as they were handcrafted by the cafe owners and his fellow baristas inspired Ruben to bring back this ritual to the U.S.