A message from our partner in Western Australia

In 2017, Minas Hill Coffee is committed to once again bring the best of Brazilian Specialty coffee to Australia and continue building strong relationships. Here is what our clients say about us:

“Minas Hill Coffee has been a great addition to the WA market recently as it provides high grade specialty Brazilian coffee to suit a range of purposes. The ongoing coffees are reliable, consistent, high quality and well-priced due to the long and established reputation that Minas Hill has as a supplier of specialty Brazilian coffee. As well as the great selection of ongoing coffees it is always exciting to cup and roast the seasonal lots and microlots that are sourced by the Minas Hill team on a seasonal basis. There are always some absolute crackers!

An added advantage of working with Minas Hill coffee is that amazing Brazilian specialty coffee is warehoused locally in Perth. As a Perth roaster, getting access to great coffees with short turnaround and without the cost of freight is always very challenging. I know with Minas Hill coffees I can quickly and cost efficiently access coffees that will play a role in my roasting program and be loved by customers.
However, undoubtedly the most important benefit for me is the close relationships and transparency that Minas Hill has established with selected farmers at origin. Minas Hill is the only supplier I’m aware of in Perth who has such a close bond with farmers. As a small roaster, this is the closest I can come to creating direct purchase relationships. It was an honour to meet Ismael Andrade, the owner of Sao Silvestre farm himself, in my roastery last year.”
– Tristan Fraser from Black Matter Coffee Roasters and Rep

Check out the current coffee list available in Perth bellow:
For more information about ongoing coffees, lots and micro-lots contact marcelo@minashill.com.au.

Coffee Cupping in Melbourne!

Our first 2017 crop cupping has been performed on the 24th of November, presenting some of the new coffees Minas Hill Coffee will be showcasing in 2017.
Our principles, applied to the same quality driven mentality, is putting Minas Hill Coffee as the most reliable supplier of all Brazilian coffees’ needs in Australia.
This coming year, Minas Hill Coffee is bringing more lots from our ongoing suppliers – “Sao Silvestre”; “Bom Jesus” and “Santo Antonio” farms and a bigger range of microlots, from the best producing regions.
The efforts of visiting new farms last September in 3 different regions in Brazil is adding more flavours and possibilities to the roasters. Now, they can thrive in their recipes or shining showcasing the microlots.
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Curious about the coffees cupped in November?  CLICK HERE to open the coffee list!
For more information, please contact marcelo@minashill.com.au

Minas Hill Coffee arrives in Queensland

Our History

Minas Hill Coffee is proud to offer what Brazilian Specialty coffee industry has in its best. Our origins began 102 years ago, when Francisco Brussi was born, in a coffee farm in the region where nowadays is known as Alta Mogiana.

Francisco worked in the coffee farm as a coffee picker along with his family who had just years before, migrated from Italy. That was a hard time for all his family, and the coffee farm soon wasn’t able to provide nourishment for the family.

Soon Francisco was employed by the Agricultural Department of Sao Paulo State, as a coffee classifier utilizing his expertise to achieve excellence in his career.  Francisco remained in this position for 35 years until his retirement.

Francisco was my inspiration to start an enterprise in a distant land, and once and for all, showcasing to the Australian market, why Brazil is considered one of the best countries to grow specialty coffee.

Coffee farm in Sao Paulo, 1913plantacao-antiga

Brazil and the Specialty Coffee scenario

Brazil is the largest coffee producer accounting for more than 50% of all coffee produced. It is also the largest producer of Specialty Grade coffee.

The specialty coffee sector currently accounts for close to 12% of international coffee markets. The quality characteristics attributed to these coffees depend on a wide array of factors, ranging from physical traits, origin, varieties, colour, and size, to environmental and social issues, such as farming systems and working conditions for labourers.

The current price of some specialty coffees is 30% to 40% above that of conventionally grown coffee and, in some cases, may be over 100% higher. Gourmet and certified coffees can be identified by their physical and sensorial traits, such as the cup quality, which must exceed the standard quality. The main categories of specialty coffees are:

Coffee with certificates of origin

This certificate pertains to the region in which the coffee was grown, since some quality attributes are inherent to specific regions.

Gourmet coffee

Consists of high-quality beans of Arabica coffee with a screen size greater than 16. This product is set apart from others and is almost free of defects. (BSCA website)

BSCA

The Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) was founded in 1991 through the initiative of 12 producers who looked beyond their time, envisioning the commercial opportunities that investing in quality would bring.

It is a non-profit association that brings together people and companies in the internal and external specialty coffee markets, seeking to disseminate and stimulate technological improvement in the production, commercialization and industrialization of these products, in addition to promoting, mainly in the coffee areas, environmental preservation and the environmentally sustainable development through programs, projects and partnerships with public or private, domestic or foreign, entities.

The objective of BSCA is, through research, to spread of quality control techniques and promote products, to elevate the standards of excellence of Brazilian coffees offered in the internal and external markets. Nevertheless, it is the only Brazilian institution to certify lots and monitor specialty coffee quality control seals, with comprehensive tracking via individual numbering, which can be consulted by the consumer through the site (www.bsca.com.br).

Beyond Lots and Micro-lots

Minas Hill Coffee has been in the foremost of Brazilian Specialty Coffee scenario in Melbourne. We have been able to bring outstanding coffees and forming partnerships between the roaster and the farmer. Consistency is the key word and we deliver consistent quality all year round.

We understand the importance of a constant supply, especially in the Specialty Grade scenario. Therefore, strong partnerships with farmers are more consistent than with cooperatives and Minas Hill Coffee focus in the type of partnership which gives the roasters, the peace they need to discover new flavours.