A year ago, we detailed our Selective Harvest Project, wherein we began working with several of our partners before the harvest to guarantee a high price for the coffee if the growers would follow a series of protocols, including selectively harvesting only ripe coffee fruits, that would yield a higher quality coffee. Now we’re able to provide an update on what we learned and where we’re headed from here.
Fazenda Recreio is a Brazilian coffee farm known for its quality excellence, and they have been our partner for many years. We asked Diogo Dias, the producer at Fazenda Recreio, five questions about his life and work on the farm.
PhD Candidate Lucas Louzada spent 4 months interning at Casa Brasil, learning about the US coffee industry and conducting sensory analysis for his PhD research experiment on using fermentation in post-harvest processing to enhance coffee flavor. Here is a short video about his time spent in the US carrying out […]
The Selective Harvest Project For over ten years Joel has been going to Brazil to source coffee. The process has usually been similar: request samples from some of the best farms and pick out their best lots. This year, Casa Brasil had a different approach: rather than show up after the […]
Casa Brasil & Torchy’s Tacos Brazil Trip Last August our friends and partners at Torchy’s Tacos traveled with us to Brazil. During the visit they had the opportunity to meet with some of the growers that produce the coffee that is sold alongside their famous tacos. Direct trade coffee and tacos. […]
We were fortunate to have Torchy’s partners Mike Rypka and Jay Wald travel with us to Brazil this harvest to meet some of our growing partners. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Torchy’s from their early days, and it has been exciting to grow with them over the years. […]
For the 10+ years that I have been coming down to Brazil to source each harvest, the process has usually been similar: request samples from some of the best farms and pick out their best lots. Over the years as relationships developed, this morphed into a model of transparency and […]
A video of Dulce Borges, a visually-impaired coffee grower and roaster from outside of Sao Goncalo do Sapucai, Minas Gerais, telling us how she roasts coffee.
Brazilian Inspirations A Look at Some of the Artists that Inspire Us As we launch our new packaging (and complete our 10th year), I thought it might be worthwhile to show some of the artists that have inspired us along the way. While the first connotations of Brazil are often […]
As we launch our revamped packaging this fall, here is a look back at our brand incarnations over our 10 year history. From our cultural center house theme to our Brazilian promenade-inspired new packaging, it has always been about bringing a little bit of Brazil to you.