About Us

Wholesaler & Reseller

We are a green coffee beans showroom and reseller located in Australia.

Our sole focus is to source high-quality specialty coffees that are unique, ethical and sustainable for the producers. We proud ourselves for building strong and long-lasting relationships with the farmers we work with, and we are pleased to have worked with many of the same producers since the company was founded, in 2012.

Our Values

Minas Hill Coffee is an independent green coffee beans importer, only working with social and environmental certified suppliers. We understand small initiatives such as better remuneration along with education and support can change small producer’s life and their families’ well-being.

Minas Hill Coffee believes in fair price, fair trade and better practices in the coffee industry, that includes everyone along the coffee chain. Transparency, commitment and sustainability are paramount in the way we do business.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide only social and environmental responsible quality coffee. Connecting the farmer to the roaster, in order to produce a fair environment for the future.

BSCA Member

For us, coffee is all about friendship, people, and passion.

As the only member of BSCA in Australia, we proudly gift our partners and coffee connoisseurs with a broad range of single-origin coffees from the best regions of Brazil.

In 2017, we became UTZ certified.

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Quality Control

Minas Hill Coffee ensures that each shipment meets our quality standards. The process begins in Brazil – every farmer we work with has a thorough process in place, reducing chances of a faulty shipment.

It is part of our protocol to receive pre-shipment samples, and once we agree with the quality, the order is confirmed.

When the coffee arrives in Australia, we extensively test and re-test it at our warehouse, covering every aspect of the new coffee or crop, making sure the roasters are always receiving an exceptional good.

Certifications

All farmers we work with hold at least one of these globally recognised certifications

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Certifications

All farmers hold at least one of these globally recognised certifications

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Happy Customers

"It did not take long for Marcelo and his team to become our exclusive supplier of Brazil origin green beans. We never cease to be amazed by the quality and consistency of the coffees we are privileged to gain access to, and it’s a great pleasure to partner with Minas Hill who are service-oriented, caring and ethical.

Thank you to Marcelo and the Minas Hill team."

 

CHRIS NATOLI
Talk Coffee, Melbourne

"Minas Hill provide a close working relationship that brings us into direct communication with the farmers. Coupled with a supportive and enthusiastic customer service we're very happy to be working with Marcelo and his team."


LUKE BATES
Grand Central Coffee Roasters, Perth

"We have been working with Minas Hill Coffee for around 5 years their coffee is consistently brilliant and they also have a happy knack of sourcing some outstanding micro lots which we love to roast for our customers. Marcelo’s passion & dedication for sourcing the best Brazilian coffees and then bring them from farm to cup is evident as the quality is always outstanding and traceable & ethically sourced."


ANTHONY MAISANO
That Coffee Company, Melbourne

"When it comes to coffee suppliers, there are many people that talk a good game, but Marcelo from Minas Hill walks the talk and is a perfect facilitator, story teller and most importantly a gentleman. He is one of a kind; a jewel in our dynamic and ever changing industry.

Minas Hill Coffee have enabled us to share Disciple Roaster's story widely and with full confidence."

 

MARWIN SHAW
Disciple Roasters, Melbourne

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From our Blog

Introducing Our APAS Premium Reserve Blend

By Minas Hill Admin | August 12, 2018

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” –Andrew Carnegie High above the Brazilian clouds sits a very special micro-region called the Mantiqueira Ranges, where a group of thirty-five producers work…

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Coffee in the Clouds

By Minas Hill Admin | July 6, 2018

In the town of Piatã in the Bahia state of Brazil lies a small farm called Vista Alegri in the Chapada Diamantina Region. Roughly translated, it means “Joyful View” no doubt named for its captivating location atop a beautiful plateau of limestone. As cooler temperatures and higher altitudes contribute to the coffee quality, this farm…

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Cerrado Mineiro – The first Designation of Origin in Brazil

By AWS Admin | November 9, 2017

“Coffee with Altitude” is possibly the best way to describe coffee produced at the Cerrado, northwest of Minas Gerais state. A powerful range of tastes and aromas comprise this region, ranging from nuts and caramel aroma, citric acidity, moderate to full-body, hints of chocolate taste and a long and pleasant aftertaste, making this region the…

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Quality meets social awareness

By AWS Admin | October 4, 2017

Being part of the community and the areas in which we operate is no longer just a basic call but has been transformed into the essence of our own survival. “We want to ensure that our suppliers feel valued, because the type of coffee we work with takes time, dedication and well-being of them”, says…

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Why are coffees from Piatã, Bahia so special?

By AWS Admin | August 2, 2017

Piatã, a town located between two mountain ranges, and close to Diamantina Plateau National Park, is the highest point in Bahia, at 1,400m above sea level. The high altitudes and temperatures that vary from 2°C to 18°C in the winter make Piatã a very unique and privileged coffee growing region in Brazil. The area is…

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5 Days as a Green Bean Buyer in Brazil

By AWS Admin | June 20, 2017

Going to the origin is one of the most unique experiences for any coffee lover. Besides finding hidden gems and unique flavours, it is rewarding to exchange knowledge and learn from the ones responsible for growing and processing the coffee we drink in Australia. Our relationship with the farmers gets stronger every time we visit them.…

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Discover Sitio Boa Vista

By AWS Admin | April 12, 2017

Alessandro Alves Hervaz and his family have been growing coffee since 1993. They currently have 2 small properties: Sitio Esperanca and Sitio Diogo. They also lease 3 other small farms: Sitio Grotao, Sitio Boa Vista and Fazenda Fortaleza, where he lives, making it a total of 19 hectares of land only. They operate as a Family Farm, the title…

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The best of March: Micro-lots from APAS

By AWS Admin | March 2, 2017

APAS (Association of Producers from Alto da Serra) is located in southern Minas Gerais, Sao Goncalo do Sapucai, Ferreiras District, a region that stands out for its natural beauty, pleasant climate, fertile soils, altitudes between 1000 and 1300m, favorable to the production of specialty coffees. The association is formed by a group of 36 producers…

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Brazilian Cupping Night & the future of Specialty Coffee

By AWS Admin | March 1, 2017

On the 21st of February, Minas Hill Coffee organised its first Cupping Night of 2017 in Melbourne, showcasing the best of Brazilian Specialty coffee, including exclusive micro-lots. Amongst the 13 coffees on the table, there were 2 Cup of Excellence displays, participants of the most prestigious competition and award for high quality coffees. The event was also an…

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Top Scorers Specialty Coffees from Brazil to be cupped in 3 cities in Australia

By AWS Admin | February 15, 2017

Minas Hill Coffee, a boutique green coffee beans reseller, will showcase some of its best samples of Brazilian Specialty coffee in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. The cupping sessions will be held in February and March 2017 and the top tier of Cup of Excellence (COE) winners, specialty micro-lots and other interesting Brazilian coffee initiatives will…

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Come meet our warehouse team in Melbourne, where we organize private cuppings every week.

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