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There is no other terroir in the world similar to the unique microclimate of Poços de Caldas, which is angled perfectly toward the sun. Poços de Caldas receives sharply divided day and night periods that begin with early morning sun full-on until 4 pm, when the sun suddenly is cut off by passing across the rim of the crater at the top of the mountain, triggering a burst of energy (sugar) conversion into flavor in the beans. The soil is an enriched combination of volcanic minerals and rainforest soil, giving the coffee an abundance of nutrition and minerals. The coffees consist of a variety of unusual Arabica sub-types, including golden-fruited Catuai.

These coffees are sustainably grown, UTZ Certified, and direct-trade. Volcano Coffee Company also practices an innovative reinterpretation of "shade-grown" coffee: instead of interplanting hardwood trees with their coffee (which is of limited usefulness for wildlife due to lack of underbrush and biodiversity), they preserve wide strips of intact rainforest between different planting areas. This lets the coffee get the right amount of sun, protects biodiversity, and provides undisturbed habitat for wildlife.

Volcano Coffee Company is an association of family farms and neighbors who work together to share processing equipment, testing labs, and provide an enriched environment for their workers. Most coffee in Brazil is harvested by machine, a process that replaces workers and damages the trees severely. These machine-reliant farms rely on robust healing by the plants, but it taxes the plants' ability to cope and makes them more susceptible to disease and produce inferior coffee fruit. Volcano Coffee Company is proud to employ some of the region's fastest and best pickers, who are paid well to efficiently harvest the fruit without doing damage to the plants.

There are several independent estate farms in this group that have consistently won prizes in international competitions, producing fine crops such as the Santa Izabel microlot we feature below. This broadens the offerings of the company and enhances their reputation.

brazil-vcc-tossing-cherries.jpg Image from the farm during sunset harvest 2014 One of the estates in the co-op that produces this coffee Bourbon Arabica cherries are not red but yellow, unlike most coffee cherries

  • Brazil Light Roast ##for 8 ounces##

    Brazil Light - NEW!

    $8.25

    Our newest Brazil blend is a quintessential Light blend that makes a fabulous summer iced coffee with a compelling caramel profile. Brazil Light is a combination of two microlots - one from the Poços de Caldas... Learn more


  • Hand picking and sorting  ##for 8 ounces##

    Brazil Varginha Region - Rancho Feliz Arabica

    $7.95

    Our first Brazil coffee from outside the Poços de Caldas caldera growing region. It is a stunner! Red and Yellow Catuai Arabica is grown on a farm surrounded by a river and conservation land by Wagner Campos Palmeira... Learn more


  • Brazil St. Domingos Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas ##for 8oz##

    Brazil St. Domingos Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas

    $8.75

    St. Domingos is blended from Volcano Coffee Company's sweetest coffee cherries, creating an eminently drinkable, naturally sweet coffee with ample notes of brown sugar, soft fruit, vanilla and chocolate. The aroma is... Learn more


  • Brazil Adrano™ Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas ##for 8oz##

    Brazil Adrano Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas

    $8.75

    Adrano is an intense, complex coffee that has won over 17 international awards for drip coffee and espresso formulas, including a Golden Bean USA award for espresso. The unique terroir imparts a unique flavor profile that is... Learn more


  • Brazil Jazblu Peaberry Coffee from Bahia ## for 8 ounces##

    Brazil JazBlu Peaberry Arabica from Bahia

    $8.75

    Far to the Northeast of Minas Gerais, which holds many of the growing regions such as the Poços de Caldas where our Bazil Adrano comes from, is the state of Bahia. The region is characterized by smaller... Learn more


  • Brazil Adrano Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas ##8 ounces, ground or whole bean##

    Brazil Adrano Volcano Harlequin Roast Coffee - Sale

    $8.75 $7.00

    New 2022 crop! Adrano is a 17-time winner of Golden Bean USA, Australia and European awards! This is an intense, complex coffee. The unique terroir imparts a unique flavor profile that is an interesting combination of sharp,... Learn more


  • André Sanches Estate Bourbon Suprema##for 8 ounces##

    Brazil Volcano Coffee: André Sanches Bourbon Suprema Microlot

    $8.95

    This André Sanches Estate microlot coffee from Brazil Volcano Coffee Company comes from an award-winning farm and coffee-producing family that spans three generations. Last month we sadly announced we had run out of... Learn more


  • Bold up! Brazil Bold Espresso and Drip Coffee ##for 8 oz##

    Brazil Bold - The Thrilla from Brazilla!

    $8.95

    We designed this bold espresso for commercial customers many years ago. Lately we keep being asked for a very bold espresso with dark notes. So we are putting this wonderful coffee back into the lineup. Put me in the game,... Learn more


  • ##for 8oz##

    Chocozilla (from Brazilla!)

    $8.50

    Our second chocolatey coffee blend, once intended as a limited edition, now a permanent offering thanks to popular demand! Fabulous hot, iced or as cold brew! ChocoZilla is primarily volcanic-soil grown Saint Domingos from... Learn more


  • Brazil Santa Isabel Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas ##for 8oz##

    Brazil Santa Izabel Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas

    $8.25

    This matured crop won awards for the Volcano Coffee Company. It is a limited edition micro-lot represents the absolutely quintessential volcanic coffee. The rich basaltic soil has given these beans an unparalleled intensity... Learn more


  • Brazil Adrano™ Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas, green unroasted ##for 1lb (larger sizes available)##

    Brazil Adrano Volcano Coffee, green unroasted

    $9.25

    Adrano is an intense, complex coffee. The unique terroir imparts a unique flavor profile that is an interesting combination of sharp, bright elements with earthy and floral tones and a hint of chocolate. Body is high and... Learn more


  • Brazil St. Domingos™ Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas, green unroasted ##for 1lb (larger sizes available)##

    Brazil St. Domingos Volcano Coffee from Poços de Caldas, green unroasted

    $9.25

    St. Domingos is blended from Volcano Coffee Company's sweetest coffee cherries, creating an eminently drinkable, naturally sweet coffee with ample notes of brown sugar, soft fruit, and vanilla. The aroma is reminiscent of a... Learn more



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The Araku Valley of India

India's coffee tradition goes back 400 years or more, when a variety called Kent was first established in the Southern Hills. Arabicas predominated until the blight of 1870, when growers needed to hybridize to resistant varieties. The resultant strains had genes from Liberica and other unique, resistant species. Learn more and browse India's Araku Valley coffees here.

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