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.

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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.

Our Social Projects

We believe we can make a difference at the coffee origin. That’s why Minas Hill Coffee supports several social projects through farmers we partner with. Discover how coffee farmers have been helping to build a better future:

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Santo Antonio, Pinhal and Vertentes Farms

There are 5 different social projects currently in place at Pedro Gabarra’s farms. Amongst them is the WINGS project. While observing the rising number of injured birds in the region, Pedro and his sister took the initiative of building nurseries to shelter and to release the wild birds to their natural habitat. This project has the support of IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) and is on its final stages of implementation. The WINGS project also aims to educate people about the importance of environmental balance and the harmful effects of animal trafficking.

Bom Jesus Farm

In 2008, Flavia and Gabriel launched GIMA (The Intercity Games for the Environment), a project that aims to promote social and environmental responsibility and to create environmental awareness on early generations. GIMA unites hundreds of children from five surrounding towns on a day to celebrate life and the environment every year. During this there are exciting games and prizes that will change those kid’s lives forever. In 2018 we’ve raised enough money to donate 96 push-bikes to children who joined GIMA. All of that was only possible through the good-will of very kind coffee roasters from all over Australia.

São Silvestre Farm

CASA DE MISERICORDIA HOSPITAL: Sao Silvestre farm helps to maintain the local hospital, Santa Casa de in Carmo do Paranaiba, through donations or assistance with medical supplies. Mr Andrade has joined the board of directors in the past and today he works raising sponsors to sustain the hospital, helping them acquire new medical equipment and maintain the hospital’s standards when taking care of patients.

Get involved!

 If you’d like to donate to one of the projects we endorse at the origin, let us know.

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

GIMA 2020: digital inclusion to vulnerable kids in Brazil

By Minas Hill Admin | June 2, 2020

If you’ve been following Minas Hill you probably heard about GIMA (Intermunicipal Games for the Environment). We have supported this social project for many years now, thanks to the strong partnership we have with Labareda / Bom Jesus farms and the Oliveira family. The first edition of the event was back in 2008. Flavia Lancha…

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Coffee Description Cards

By Minas Hill Admin | April 7, 2020

APAS – Alto da Serra Producers’ Association Micro-lots Flowers in Action Micro-lots Seasonal Blends Sao Silvestre Farm Micro-lots

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Specialty Coffee in Brazil

By Minas Hill Admin | April 7, 2020

Let’s start talking about the beginning of Specialty Coffees in Brazil. The year was 1991 and a group of visionary farmers understood that the quality they and other farmers were naturally producing was far above the average of other farmers in general. This led to the creation of BSCA – Brazil Specialty Coffee Association. A…

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Female farmer spotlight: Andresa

By Minas Hill Admin | March 17, 2020

“Hello my name is Andressa, I live in Campanha, Minas Gerais Estate. I work together with my mother Marcia at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida farm. My mother started working with her parents by the age of 9. Back then, they were having a lot of difficulties because they were a big family, with many children.…

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Flowers in Action Project – A women’s achievement

By Minas Hill Admin | February 19, 2020

Flowers in Action (Flores em Ação) is a project empowering female farmers which recognises their work and commitment in producing specialty coffee. Together with APAS (Alto da Serra Producers’ Association), Minas Hill works on creating better opportunities to their female members, valuing their activities and encouraging them to produce and brand their own coffee. Why…

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Taking the lead – Sao Silvestre Farm

By Minas Hill Admin | January 29, 2020

Fermentation process explained – Mega lots from Ismael Andrade We are already familiar with the high-quality coffee Ismael Andrade and his team produce. In 2018 Ismael was awarded for his tireless efforts and he became the Cup of Excellence Champion – Naturals. Of course, this did not come as a surprise for us here in…

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Flowers in Action – Time to value the women in coffee

By Minas Hill Admin | February 25, 2019

A project created by women, supported by women and focused in women It is time to recognise the contributions of women to the coffee chain and support their continued growth. With that in mind, we’ve partnered with our long-time suppliers from APAS (Alto da Serra Producers’ Association) to support a project that creates better opportunities…

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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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Private cuppings

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