About Us

Wholesaler & Reseller

Minas Hill was founded in 2012 as a green bean coffee showroom and reseller based in Australia. We focus on sourcing high-quality specialty coffees that are unique, ethical and sustainable.

In 2020, a long-time dream came true and we started sourcing raw cocoa-derived products from Brazil to Australia. We have partnered with small-scale farmers that use preserved areas for sustainable farming while protecting the forest.   

As an independent importer, we work with social and environmental certified suppliers. We understand initiatives such as better remuneration, education and support can change the small producer’s life and their families’ well-being.

Our Values

We pride ourselves on building strong and long-lasting relationships with our suppliers, and we are pleased to have worked with many of the same producers since the company started. 

We believe in fair price, fair trade, and better practices in the coffee and cocoa industries, which includes everyone in the supply chain. 

Transparency, commitment, and sustainability are paramount in the way we operate.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality coffee and cocoa with social and environmental responsibility. We connect farmer and roaster to produce a sustainable and fair environment. For us, coffee and cocoa are all about accountability, people, and passion.

BSCA Member

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.

Minas Hill is UTZ/Rainforest Alliance certified since 2017.

Part-of-the-RA Logo for Mobile
BSCA-en-col
Part of Rainforest Alliance Logo

Our Social Projects

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

d.SocialProjects_GIMA
d.SocialProjects_GIMA2
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

4C-col-Logo
1
Family-Agriculture-col
Kosher ou logo
certifica-minas-col
4
Part of Rainforest Alliance Logo
USDA Organic Logo
BSCA-en-col
Selo Organics Logo
rainforest-alliance-col
8

Certifications

All farmers hold at least one of these globally recognised certifications

Minas Hill Logos

Contact Us

Minas Hill Coffee Pty Ltd   ABN 48 615 983 581

17/9 Dawson St,
Coburg North VIC 3058
Melbourne Australia

By appointment only.

Instagram Feed

From our Blog

Our featured farmer this month: Ismael Andrade

By Minas Hill Admin | June 7, 2021

Learn more on Ismael Andrade microlot. He is a passionate (and somewhat famous) coffee producer who is considered by some as the founding father of specialty coffee. He is always looking for different approaches and procedures as he maintains a strong focus on Quality vs Higher Productivity. Farm: Sao Silvestre Certification: UTZ & BSCA Region: …

Read More

Minas Hill Specialises in Microlot Coffees

By Minas Hill Admin | June 4, 2021

…ethically sourced Specialty Microlot Coffees Coffee has gained cultural and social momentum in Australia in a very short time. The term Bean to Cup was first used in 1974 in an issue of the ‘Tea and Coffee Trade Journal’ in response to a demand for exceptional-quality coffee produced in special micro-climates. These days, all good…

Read More

Carbon Positive Coffee Farms

By Minas Hill Admin | May 5, 2021

Carbon positive coffee

Read More

Introducing: Joao Newton Teixeira, carbon neutral coffee farmer

By Minas Hill Admin | May 3, 2021

A carbon neutral coffee farmer. Joao Newton Teixeira is Pedro Gabarra’s father and the product of four generations of coffee growers in the region, inheriting the passion and skills of the pioneers who initiated the coffee plantations in the southern Minas Gerais region, Brazil. Farms:  Santo Antônio, Mirante, Vertentes and Pinhal Farms Region:  Campo Das…

Read More

Introducing this month’s featured farmers: Luis, Andre and Silvia da Cunha

By Minas Hill Admin | April 1, 2021

Bela Epoca Coffee Farm

Read More

Organic Certified Coffee, available for the first time at Minas Hill

By Minas Hill Admin | April 1, 2021

Organic Certified Coffee has arrived from Bela Epoca Farm, Brazil Organic coffees are a strong feature of the Bela Epoca Farm, where sections of its fields are separated specifically for the growing of organic coffee. Bela Epoca Farm recently started to industrialise part of the production, separating the best lots and focusing on ‘specialty’ organic…

Read More

Introducing our featured farmer this month: Ana Luisa Pimenta

By Minas Hill Admin | March 5, 2021

Coffee Grower, Businesswoman  FARM:  Santana REGION:  Cassia           STATE:  Minas Gerais Congratulations to Ana Luisa Pimenta! Champion in the ‘Cerejas do Café’ contest in 2020 (Natural Category). This contest is organised by AMSC (Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee). The winning coffee: The micro-lot Ana presented in this contest was a ‘first crop’ Yellow Catuai 2SL, Natural.…

Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day

By Minas Hill Admin | March 5, 2021

…Celebrating Women in Coffee #ChooseToChallenge In recognition and support of International Women’s Day, Minas Hill is launching a good range of newly-arrived coffees in Australia. These new coffees of mainly micro-lots, have been produced by some inspirational, female farmers. At Minas Hill, we believe it is important to recognise the contributions of women to the…

Read More

Supporting small farmers:

By Minas Hill Admin | February 12, 2021

At Minas Hill we support small farmers. Although Brazil is the biggest coffee producing country in the world and has a diverse range of growing zones, many are located in mountainous areas where it can be difficult to adopt cost-saving technologies. Most small coffee farms in Brazil are family run, without a high level of…

Read More

Farmer of the Month: Renato Rodrigues

By Minas Hill Admin | February 8, 2021

FARMER:  Renato Rodrigues FARM: Vista Alegre  REGION: Piatã, Chapada Diamantina STATE: Bahia BACKGROUND: Renato Rodrigues is highly regarded amongst Brazil’s coffee growers. Renato achieved 5th place in Brazil’s 2020 Cup of Excellence competition, which has the purpose of promoting traceability, direct trade and rewarding quality coffee in Brazil. This was not Renato’s first award however,…

Read More

Private cuppings

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