Time to Start Planning Brazil!

Published 12 July 2022

We are so delighted to be heading back to Brazil next month, after two years of buying at arm’s length! Having recently booked flights for Toshi and Beau, our team is starting the critically important work of planning our buying brief ahead of the trip… and we want to hear from you! 

As the world’s largest producer of Arabica, Brazil is one of the most important origins we source coffee from. Like many of our customers – and the Australian roasting community in general – we rely on good quality, accessibly priced Brazilian coffees as a staple of our line-up. Planning and communicating our purchasing intentions with our supply partners well in advance is key in securing the coffees we love and meeting our customers’ requirements.

Now is the time to let us know what you are looking for from Brazil this year! Our team is on hand to discuss important considerations such as profile, volume, pricing and timing. Over the next few weeks we’ll be contacting key customers, but if you’re new to MCM – and keen to source your Brazilian offerings through our supply chain – reach out now to learn more.

As Ednaldo Nascimento and Silvio Leite display above, this year’s season is off to an early start in the Chapada Diamantina region, where one of our longest standing producing partners, Fazenda Progresso, produce excellent natural and pulped natural value lots on their family estate. Our dear friend and mentor, Silvio Leite, is reporting promising quality from early cuppings, which is supported by good weather creating ideal conditions for the picking and drying of the coffee cherries and parchment.

During our trip we’ll visit our treasured producing partners, including Fabiano Borre (of Fazenda Progresso), Antonio Rigno (of Sao Judas Tadeau) and Kleumon Moreira (of Sitio Canaã). We can’t wait to catch up and taste their coffees together!  We’ll focus on finding clean and consistent high-volume lots that represent excellent value for blending lines, along with distinct, stand out micro-lots that showcase the regions where they were grown, and will shine as either espresso or filter offerings. 

The more information we can gather now, the more accurate our brief will be, contributing to an efficient purchasing season. Get in touch any time to chat about your requirements with our team, or to learn more about our Brazil sourcing.