I have always been a great coffee enthusiast, especially Brazilian premium coffee. I am used to drink delicious flavors from the states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Espírito Santo, among others.
Capuccino is one of my favorites.But, when I started to have contact with Brazilian coffee abroad, the first thing that caught my attention was Santos Single Origin coffee. What do you mean? Santos?
Santos is a city on the coast of São Paulo, with one of the highest Life Quality Index in the country, has a huge garden along the beaches and possibly serves one of the best hamburgers in Brazil. It is also home to the largest port in Latin America, and about 30% of all Brazilian exports are shipped from there.
But Santos does not produce coffee.
The case is that the port started to operate in 1872 driven by the export of coffee. It was the first organized port in Brazil and it has evolved into the enormous port complex of today. Last year, 78% of Brazil’s coffee production was exported there.
A relationship so strong that it justified the creation of Museu do Café there near the port area.
Museu do Café – Photo by Silvia Trigo on Unsplash
Our delicious Catuaí Amarelo. Contact me for a sample.
The excellent Brazilian coffees that Viva Coffee supplies to European roasters come from the mountainous areas of Minas Gerais. At that moment, we have 4 excellent quality varieties that were grown in Jacutinga. And they were brought to our stock from the one and only Port of Santos.