An Interview with 3 Brothers Coffee
Tell us a little bit about 3Brothers Coffee…
3Brothers represents quality Brazilian coffee producers. Our offering represents the diversity of terroir, production formats, performance dimensions and, above all, we carry the strength of the stories of the people that drive these production processes wherever we go.Large feature
What role do you play in this relationship between producer and coffee roaster?
Our role is to build long lasting relationships with our producer partners and promote healthy mutual growth. We try and connect coffee and its stories with the world. In this relationship, we value closeness to producers and their families, discussing production aspects, management and market trends and empowering their social, socio-environmental and sustainable development.
We travel around Brazil looking for specialty coffee and special people, who can go around the world with us, from roça to international coffee shops.
This is what we call Expedition: a true immersion in the daily lives of producing families, seeking to understand their culture and their processes, in order to bring the product traceability in the richness of details.
What coffees do you offer from Brazil?
We look for the best coffees in Brazil, results of special elaborated processes, and coming from different Brazilian regions.
The coffee that comes to you originates from different regions of Brazil: South of Minas Gerais, Matas de Minas, Mantiqueira, Cerrado, Mogiana Paulista and from Caparaó, between Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo States.
Our producer partners plant several varietals such as Catuaí Red and Yellow, Obatã. Bourbon, Yellow Caparaó, Mundo Novo, Icatu, among others, with different types of post-harvest, such as natural processes, semi washed, pulped natural, fully washed, honey, fermented.
Can you tell us a little about your analysis protocols for the coffee you offer?
Our headquarters are based in Poços de Caldas, Southern Minas Gerais. It is where we receive the coffee beans and continue their improvement process. In order to achieve product excellence, we have the support of professionals who work in the reprocessing of the coffee beans, ensuring a quality standard based on physical and sensory analysis. Samples are cupped and selected 6 to 10 times prior to shipment. Upon arrival, monitoring continues with new analysis.
On our first contact with the coffee batch, an analysis takes place. We look at the beans still on the terreiros, checking with the producer the aspects of drying.
The journey of physical and sensory analysis is complex. In every stage of the process, from processing at the farm to leaving the port, the results are checked in order to guarantee the quality and traceability of the grains. The analysis continues month by month, both in the countries where we are based, as well as in the originating headquarters in Brazil.
Where do your coffee beans go? What countries are you distributing to?
Our coffees are spread around the world. We have partners that import and distribute our coffees, as well as roasters that import directly from us. Each one of our headquarters aims at distributing the coffees selected in Brazil, with excellence, providing dynamic logistics and access to local roasters or neighbouring countries. At the moment we are distributing coffee in Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
People can get in touch with us through our website or instagram.