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 Foundation 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

51/2 Cobham St,
Reservoir,  VIC 3073
Australia

By appointment only.

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From our Blog

Great new January coffees from the hills of Brazil

By Ryan | January 17, 2024

Some great new coffees have just arrived, including some from the other Santa Monica – the one in the hills of Brazil. The Faleiros family often say that they are blessed, coming from Ibiraci which is one of the best places in Brazil to produce specialty coffees. Their Santa Monica farm is at one of…

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Bulk Bag Solutions for better coffee roasting

By Ryan | January 9, 2024

Looking at a full container load purchase of Brazil and want to get better efficiencies out of your roasting production?  Switching from traditional 30kg and 60kg bags to Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC), commonly known as bulk bags or big bags, can significantly enhance a coffee roaster’s operations. These large, durable bags typically hold anywhere…

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We come with the territory

By Ryan | November 28, 2023

We’re a country for the well-caffeinated. With nine in 10 (or 88%) of Australians enjoying coffee in some form and consuming 1.91kg of coffee per person each year, coffee isn’t just for those in the inner north of Melbourne or Sydney’s harbourside. Good coffee could (and should) be found around any corner of our great…

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A digital market square for coffee trading

By Ryan | November 28, 2023

We all agree that Australia has one of the best coffee cultures in the world. With over 850 roasters across Australia (from BeanScene’s last count), we want to make sure every one of them gets the chance to try our specialty Brazilian beans. But, that’s a lot of phone calls, emails and introductions that our…

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Emergency Relief for Rio Grande do Sul Flood Victims

By Rob Stewart | June 4, 2024

The recent floods in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, have caused immense devastation, affecting over 646,000 people and tragically claiming 162 lives. Thousands of families are now homeless, struggling to secure basic necessities such as food, water, and shelter. This disaster is the worst flooding the region has seen in over 80 years. Details of…

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Brewing Adventure and Passion: Meet Our Newest Addition to Minas Hill.

By Rob Stewart | May 9, 2024

Let’s give a warm welcome to our newest team member, Isaac, joining us here at Minas Hill! With a wealth of experience and a deep passion for coffee, Isaac brings a unique energy to our team. Isaac’s taste in coffee is as diverse as his interests! From a strong flat white to kickstart the morning…

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Bom Jesus Coffee Farm: A Testament to Sustainable Excellence and Enduring Partnerships

By Rob Stewart | April 11, 2024

At Minas Hill, we take pride in fostering long-term partnerships with coffee farmers who share our commitment to quality, sustainability, and community. Among our cherished collaborations stands Bom Jesus Coffee Farm, a beacon of excellence nestled in the Alta Mogiana Region. Founded by Flavia and Gabriel’s ancestors nearly 150 years ago, Bom Jesus embodies a…

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How long will prices remain high?

By Rob Stewart | April 11, 2024

Recently, the Coffee C price, which represents Arabica coffee futures traded on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has experienced a steady climb to a 6 month high with fluctuations influenced by various factors. This year’s El Nino weather event is creating a bullish platform for coffee prices. An El Nino pattern typically brings heavy rains to…

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Exploring Brazil Peaberry

By Rob Stewart | October 29, 2023

Peaberries are fascinating. At Minas Hill, we have long been purveyors of specialty peaberries. We have often cupped them against some very high-scoring regular coffees, and in most cases, they have displayed phenomenal cup characteristics. WHAT IS A PEABERRY? Let us start with the coffee cherry. Inside, you would expect to find two seeds, one…

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Women of the Mantiqueira Region producing award winning 90+ coffee.

By Minas Hill Admin | February 1, 2024

Exciting news! As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of the latest Microlots from the 11th Coopervass Specialty Coffee Competition this February, we invite you to join us on a journey of exceptional flavors and empowering stories, where women producers are changing lives and crafting extraordinary coffees. Our new Microlots shine a spotlight on the transformative…

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Private cuppings

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