November - Brasil Specialty Coffee
Tell us about yourself:
We’re based in regional Mount Gambier in the South East of South Australia. Our team is made up of myself (Marcos), my wife (Molly) our daughter (Tilley) and our rescue greyhound (Indy). I am originally from Espirito Santo State in Brazil and came to Australia on an agricultural exchange and fell in love with the country and its coffee culture.
How long have you been roasting and how did it start?
We only started our coffee journey here in Australia about a year ago, however as I’m Brazilian you could say coffee is in my blood. I’ve grown up in Vila Valerio, Espirito Santo which is one of the biggest coffee producing regions in my state. I have a degree in Agronomy which has given me a real insight into the production of the entire coffee chain as well as opportunities to work with many coffee producers in my state. When coming to Australia I was so impressed with the coffee culture here as well as the love and education around coffee and saw a great opportunity to showcase some of the incredible specialty coffee from my country here in Australia.
What is your roasting process?
Our roasting process begins with choosing the coffee. We source only specialty coffee from small coffee farms which use selective picking methods and most of the work is done by the family, by hand. When it comes to roasting I feel as though there is always something to learn which is what I love about the industry and my focus is always on achieving perfection with every roast.
What makes you unique?
What makes us unique is definitely the fact we trade directly with our farms without any third party involved, meaning we source the samples, we handle all parts of the exporting and importing process ourselves and all payments go directly to the farms. In working like this so we can look our customers in the eye with honesty and tell them we know exactly where their coffee comes from, the family that produced it and how it got here.
The Do Carmo family that grew this months Coffee Scout beans: Jessica, Jozoe, Mara, Kenia (left to right)
What are the values of the roastery?
For us it’s always been about more than coffee, it’s about transparency and traceability, and paying homage to our wonderful producing partners and all aspects of the coffee chain from soil to sip.
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