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.

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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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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.

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From our Blog

Origin Brazil – discover the main producing regions.

By Minas Hill Admin | July 6, 2020

With 16 different producing regions, the combination of flavours makes Brazil unique, complete and deliciously attractive to be explored. Cerrado “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…

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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 Farmer: Ismael Andrade Ongoing Coffees Micro-lots Bom Jesus, Sao Lucas, Labareda Farms Farmer: Gabriel and Flavia Oliveira Ongoing Coffees Micro-lots Santo Antonio, Pinhal, Vertentes Farms Farmer: Joao Newton and Pedro Gabarra Ongoing Coffees Micro-lots Bela Epoca Farm Farmer:…

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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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Private cuppings

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