Brazil (Santos)

Brazil (Santos)

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You will find that Santos coffee beans form the base element of a lot of espresso blends.

It gets its name from the city of Santos, which is home to the principle port for the world's largest coffee growing region and the worlds largest coffee producer, Brazil.


This high quality single origin has low acidity with a lovely soft creamy body. You will taste notes of Caramel, Chocolate, and Nuts.


State of Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo Novo and Various other varieties

Recommended preparation of our Brazilian coffee

Santos coffee is full bodied and tends to lend itself to espresso brewing. As it is considered a mild coffee it will benefit from the naturally stronger brewing methods such as the Espresso Machine, the Moka Pot and the aeropress.


Coffee is synonymous with Brazil and it has been the world’s largest producer for over 150 years now. The story of how coffee came to Brazil is unknown to the general public in the UK and most normal coffee drinkers think that coffee is indigenous to Brazil and the worlds coffee. This could not be further from the truth.

In 1727 Portuguese controlled Brazil wanted a piece of the coffee pie and was looking enviously over at French Guiana who had cultivated a trade in. The governor of French Guiana was unwilling to export the seeds fearing that would be able to produce much more and devastate the newly found cash crop. The story of how coffee was smuggled out of Brazil from the port of Santos is hazy but it is generally accepted that a Brazilian Army General Francisco de Melo Palheta completed the task.

Following a border dispute between the French and Dutch (in which the Portuguese Brazilian Army was tasked to help) Palheta set about “seducing” the governors wife. At a state banquet the day before Palheta was set to leave, he was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers that contained cuttings and seeds from a coffee plant.

Palheta then set up production the state of Pará and in 7 year it is reported that there were 1000 trees in production. The rest they say is history.