Brazil has a lot of coffee to choose from, and economies of scale on large flat farms make Brazilian coffees good value for money. However not all farmers are working on that scale, and not all large-scale farmers can consistently produce good quality.
Tropiq works a little differently in Brazil. We don’t go in each harvest and select only the top scoring coffees on the table, rather we choose to buy consistently from the same producers, those who are committed to improving quality. With this long-term commitment we can ask more of the producers including selective picking and experimental processing. Our aim is to create a new category of Brazilian coffee: consistently high quality volume and micro-lots that can stand alone, not just the base coffees for your blend.
Brazil Coffee Categories
Our long-standing relationship with Fazenda Jaguara has opened opportunities to work with neighbouring small to medium sized producers in Minas Gerais. Andre and Natalia, the husband and wife team at Jaguara, are lighthouse producers in their area, attracting other quality-minded farmers working to differentiate themselves and create value.