Great new January coffees from the hills of Brazil

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

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

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

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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Exploring Brazil Peaberry

Green Peaberry beans

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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