Welcome to the world of Brazil coffee. Here, you’ll experience delicious nutty flavours with mellow fruit. Brazil never fails to offer a crowd-pleasing coffee.
It’s time we got to know the origin a little more…
About one-third of the world’s coffee is grown in Brazil and it has been that way for more than 150 years.
Coffee began in Brazil in the 1700s and started to really boom by the early 1800s. In 1830, Brazil was producing 30% of the world’s coffee and by 1840 this rose to 40%. Brazil has only continued to grow and grow, becoming the mammoth it is today.
Brazil is by far the most experienced and industrialised origin. Although larger more mass-produced Brazil coffee farms have acquired a bad reputation, there are other smaller farms that are worth your attention. These smaller farms go above and beyond to deliver high-quality cups whilst encouraging traceability and sustainability. Karvan only sources beans from farms that uphold high quality and ethical procedures.
A cup of Brazil offers low acidity, light sweetness and nutty notes. Brazil coffee is often the first choice when creating blends due to its pleasant and balanced cups.
Brazil is a go-to for many coffee drinkers due to its consistency and quality. Are you after a coffee that gives you that ‘coffee flavour’? A bag of Brazil will take care of you nicely.
There are a whopping 14 major coffee-producing regions spread over the country. Although Brazil coffees can cross over in flavour notes, each region brings to the table something unique.
There are microclimates within regions of Brazil. These areas, in particular, cultivate exceptional coffee beans. The three most noteworthy areas:
This region is our personal favourite being the star in our Brazil Special Selection.
This is the largest coffee-growing state in Brazil, accounting for close to 50% of the total coffee grown in Brazil. There are four producing regions in Minas Gerais: Sul de Minas, Cerrado de Minas, Chapada de Minas and Matas de Minas.
One of Brazil’s historical coffee-growing states with two main producing regions. The two areas Mogiana and Centro-Oeste de Sao Paulo reside in perfect altitudes, mild temperatures and a hilly terrain offering some sweet cups of joe.
This is the newest region, entering the speciality coffee world in the 70s. Although new, this region has rapidly grown and developed now producing high-quality Arabica beans. There is one main Arabica producing area within Bahia. This is the Cerrado and Planalto da Bahia – this region has some of the most high-tech equipment offering sweet coffees with low acidity and a full body.
Most of Brazil coffee is high-grown with an average elevation of 1,000 meters. This can be a difficult elevation to farm coffee but many regions have perfected the process.
Natural processing methods are the most common in Brazil. Natural processing can be difficult however, due to Brazil’s climate (little rainfall and lots of sun) this makes it the ideal environment for natural processing adding a mouth-watering sweetness and smooth body.
Brazilian coffee beans are renowned for being featured in coffee blends. However, recently the origin has started being featured solo as well. We’re excited to see more and more Single Origin Brazil coffee beans as the farmers have such knowledge, experience and innovative tools to produce some exceptional flavours. We recommend coffee lovers try out the new Brazil Singles we release, you’ll be surprised by their complexity and yum taste notes.
Brazil coffee tastes delicious served as espresso in your flat white or cappuccino because of its ability to cut through the milk and deliver that much-loved coffee flavour.
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Happy coffee making,
The Leaf Bean Machine team