Brazil

Westrock works directly with partners in Brazil to ensure traceable, transparent, and quality coffee is available for our coffee blends.

Brazil’s first coffee seedlings were brought from French Guiana in 1727, arriving at the city of Belém in northern Brazil. Seeking regions better adapted to coffee cultivation, farmers migrated south through the states of Maranhão, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Paraná.

Coffee eventually became an essential product for the national economy. To recognize the country’s quality coffees, Brazil pioneered the juried Cup of Excellence competition a decade ago. Today, the country is the world’s largest producer, responsible for about 40 percent of production. Arabica makes up about 80 percent of the country’s coffee, with Conillon—a type of robusta that has become a valuable commodity in domestic and foreign markets for its use in instant coffee—making up the remainder.

MAIN REGIONS:

Paraná, Mogiana, South of Minas, Cerrado, Matas de Minas, Espírito Santo e Bahia.

TYPE OF COFFEE:

Arabica (80%) & Robusta (20%)

ALTITUDE:

400 to 1,600 meters

HARVEST SEASON:

May – September

PROCESS:

Natural, pulped natural, semi-washed, fully washed

PORT OF SHIPMENT:

Sao Paulo, Santos

CUPPING CHARACTERISTICS:

Due to Brazil’s diversity, almost any cup profile from other origins can be found

MARKETING SYSTEM:

Auction

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