What Are You Really Paying For? The True Cost Behind Your Green Coffee

In recent times, we at Minas Hill have noticed a trend among Australian roasters: the request for cheaper Brazilian coffee for their blends. While it’s understandable given the financial pressures many businesses are facing, it’s crucial to consider the broader impact of these decisions on your business, the global market, and the coffee producers themselves.

Producing high-quality coffee has become more challenging due to rising green coffee prices, which have nearly doubled in the past year. This is caused by severe weather in Brazil, including frosts and floods, which have drastically reduced production. Supply chain issues, such as fertilizer and labour shortages, have further increased costs as well as global inflation making a big contribution to this challenge we are all facing together.

What’s the real cost of opting for cheaper coffee, and how could it impact your business and brand?

Choosing cheaper coffee for your blends might seem like a cost-saving measure, but it can have long-term repercussions for your business. It is known that specialty cafes are known for their commitment to quality. By investing in high-quality beans, you demonstrate a commitment to excellence and sustainability, which resonates with ethically conscious consumers. Conversely, opting for cheaper alternatives can damage your reputation and undermine customer trust.

The Story Behind Our Coffee

At Minas Hill, our coffees are sourced from single farms with a deep connection to our farmers. This means traceability and sustainability are at the heart of what we do. Each coffee we offer has a story, from the hardworking farmers who grow it to the unique characteristics of the region it comes from. By choosing our coffee, you’re not just getting a great product; you’re supporting a whole community and a sustainable way of life.

We are committed to backing coffee producers by investing in their products and communities, promoting sustainability and improved livelihoods. Your choice to buy quality coffee supports farms using artisanal, organic, or biodynamic methods, fostering sustainable agriculture and environmental care. Furthermore, fair pricing allows farmers to enhance their practices, upgrade equipment, and develop infrastructure, resulting in superior and more consistent coffee production.

Value Blenders: Quality and Affordability

As a green coffee supplier, we understand the financial challenges faced by many of our customers which is why we offer good value blenders that strike a balance between quality and affordability. Our Labareda Alameda SG029 and Nossa Senhora SG027 are excellent blenders, providing the essential foundation needed in your roast profile so you can still maintain standards without compromising on quality or sustainability.

In the end, what you’re really paying for in your coffee is not just the product itself but the entire process and the values behind it. By making informed choices and investing in quality coffee, you support sustainable practices, maintain your brand reputation, and ensure a superior product for your customers.

Here at Minas Hill, we’re committed to helping you make the best choices for your business and the coffee community at large. We will certainly present you with a solution based on real factors and good value for your money. Contact us at and let’s chat!