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Brazil Montanari


We have worked with Marcelo Montanari since 2014, prizing his coffee for its incredible balance and distinctly chocolatey flavour profile! Sited on the plains of Minas Gerais, this farm is pioneering a carbon neutral approach to coffee growing.

Expect : Chocolate, Hazelnut, Tangerine
Enjoy with : With or Without Milk
Process : Pulped Natural
Suitable For : Espresso, French Press, Stove Top

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Location: Patrocinio, The Cerrado, Minas Gerais
Altitude: 950 - 1,150 masl
Preparation: Pulped Natural
Varietal: Red Catuaí
Owners: Marcelo Montanari

Suited for : Espresso, French Press, Stove Top
Enjoy : With or Without Milk

Grind Setting: Fine
Brew Time: 28-30 seconds
Dose:Brewed Weight 18g dose : 36g yield

French Press
Grind Setting: Coarse
Brew Time: 4 minutes
Coffee:Water 60g : 1L

Stove Top
Grind Setting: Fine (coarser than espresso, but finer than Aeropress)
Brew Time: Dependent on size & heat source
Coffee:Water 22g : 250ml (but dependent upon size of coffee-maker)

Brew Guides

Grind Size

Brazil Montanari

As the largest producer of coffee in the world, Brazil is famed for quantity over quality and has huge influence over the global value of all coffee on the commercial market. If Brazil exceeds expected production levels, the coffee market can bottom out with the fear of supply exceeding demand, causing unsustainable prices for producers on the other side of the world. With such a focus on volume, it can be difficult to find a partner driven to process specialty grade beans. However, Marcelo Montanari has proven that you can produce volume whilst still being highly dedicated to quality, sustainability, and innovation in coffee production. Working on a sizeable estate, Marcelo actively encourages biodiversity, ensures worker well-being, and upholds eco-friendly farming practices. We have been working with Marcelo since 2014, his approach seamlessly integrates with our own and his coffee is a permanent feature on our offer list.

This Coffee's Story

A year ago we said “…goodbye’s don’t necessarily have to last forever!” And we meant it! After only a year in absence we are absolutely delighted to welcome back one of Marcelo Montanari’s pulped naturals to our offer list!

With Brazil having such a huge influence over the global value of all coffee on the commercial market, it can be difficult to find a producing partner whose focus is on bettering the industry and the quality they produce rather than prioritising large volumes that are funnelled into the c-market. So, it was refreshing when we first met Marcelo Montanari back in 2014. An innovative, fourth generation coffee farmer who is passionate about the environment and the challenges faced through climate change and therefore committed to championing a specialty approach for all three coffee farms his family owns in Minas Gerais.

From the start of our relationship, Marcelo and his family have shown a clear desire to promote biodiversity, to work proactively towards a better situation for their labour force, to maintain and improve the ecosystem on the land on which they farm and invest time and effort into producing stand out specialty grade coffees. A family of coffee professionals that not only align with the principles we hold dear but are also dedicated to producing coffees of excellent cup profile.

We had the pleasure of visiting Marcelo back in 2018 and were blown away by the high level of experimentation in varietals that takes place on his estate. His meticulous approach to collaboration and openness in the sharing of his findings, not only improves his farms but coffee farming and agronomy in general within the microclimates of Minas Gerais. A selfless quality that is key for the coffee industry in the longer term as the need to look towards varieties better suited to rising temperatures and disease resistant qualities increases.

Marcelo’s innovation and experimentation knows no bounds. He leaves no stone unturned, meticulously studying every aspect of his farms and the processes he employs. Even his coffee trees are angled in such a way that maximises their exposure to sunlight! In addition, every varietal planted is there for a reason, ensuring that constant ripening and harvesting occurs year-round, allowing him to maximise yield and prevent bottle necks in processing that can take place on a coffee farm.

On top of this, Marcelo champions both quality focused, modern farming practices and mechanisation for picking which allows for consistent supply and efficient production. The farm is also carbon neutral, through carbon insetting, which is the process of offsetting its emissions on-site. An achievement reached through a combination of solar panels, using parchment to fire the dryers and going above the legal requirement of leaving 20% of land as wild ‘reserve’.

We are super proud to offer this crowd pleaser of a classic Brazilian coffee which represents all that is truly great about this mammoth producer where innovation and a drive to improve quality and environmental impact is met with the ability to action change.

Shipping Info

Delivery Times

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. 

Royal Mail 2nd class tracked postage is included for orders over £25. Orders under £25 will add £4.10 for 2nd class tracked postage. Alternatively, you have the option to include 1st class tracked postage for £5.

Operating times are 9am-5pm Mon-Friday. Orders placed after 12pm on Friday will not be processed until 9am Monday morning.

Local Pick Ups

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival

Packaging Info

Letterbox Friendly

If you order 1-2 x 250g bags of coffee, they will be sent in a letterbox friendly package so that you do not need to be in to take receipt of your coffee.

100% Home Compostable

Our 250g bags are 100% home compostable including the valve, seal and sticker! They will degrade in 6 months in a well managed home compost.

1kg Recyclable LDPE 4

Our 1kg bags are currently in LDPE plastic - some councils will recycle this for you, if you are unsure simply take it to your local supermarket with your other plastic packaging.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 105 reviews
Tim Ashelford
Brazil Montanari whole beans

I bought 1 kg of whole beans for my Melita bean to cup machine. The beans make a great espresso or longer coffee. Smooth deep flavour and not too acidic.

Chris Winstanley
Loved it. Great coffee

Really enjoyed it.

Very rich. Very delicious.

Christopher Hopper
Makes a great espresso

I really like these beans. They are perfect for a long espresso that isn't too sharp and very sipable. Use this in cappuccino and latte macchiato too. My go-to at the moment.

Mohsin Rehman
Best coffee thus far

I’ve just started my home brewing journey having tried a handful of beans and these have to be my favourite thus far. They have a lovely nutty taste and seem to be a cut above the rest. Highly recommended!

Jonathan Stephenson
Brazil Montanari

This is a great tasting coffee


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