Brazil Santos Light Roasted Coffee Beans
Santos is a beautiful coastal city in southern Brazil’s São Paulo state, founded in 1546. It has a population of over 400,000.
The city has the port to thank for its current wealth, as the exportation of coffee from here in the 20th century greatly contributed to its fame.
Brazil is responsible for around 25% of the worlds coffee, making it one of the largest coffee producers, a title it has held for the last 150 years.
Brazilian coffee is described to be well balanced, with a variety of smooth sweetness and tart, fruity acidity.
Brazil Coffee Growing Regions
Brazil has 14 major coffee-producing regions, all with a range of complex variety of beans.
You can find more in-depth information here, but below we have picked out the most popular ones, and condensed all this information down for you into a quick guide to Brazilian coffee growing regions:
- The largest coffee-growing state in Brazil
- Makes up just under 50% of the country’s coffee production
- Has some of the highest mountains in Brazil
- Produces speciality coffee
- Producing regions include Sul de Minas, Cerrado de Minas, Chapada de Minas and Matas de Minas
- Brazil’s second biggest coffee-producing state
- Largest producer of Robusta coffee
- Known for its tropical beaches and mountainous nature preserves
- Producing regions include Montanhas do Espírito Santo and Conilon Capixaba
- Located in the northeast of Brazil
- Arabica make up around 75%
- Gained fame for its use of technology and quality of beans
- Coffee cultivation began here in the 1970s
- The two producing regions are Cerrado and Planalto da Bahia and Atlantico Baiano
- Mainly farms Arabica
- Dense plantations with high levels of productivity
- Exclusively grows Robusta coffee
- High temperatures and low altitudes with a tropical climate
Where is our Coffee From?
Santos, São Paulo, the home to the Port of Santos, Brazil’s main coffee exporting port.
The rapid growth of the coffee industry in the 1920s turned São Paulo from a small town to one of the largest industrial centres in the developing world by attracting millions of immigrants.
The city’s population grew from 30,000 in the 1850s to one million in the 1930s.
The coffee grown here is of a very high quality, with an elevation of 600-1200m.
Brazil Coffee Port
In 2006 the Port of Santos became the busiest container port in Latin America, according to Wikipedia. What contributed to its success was the major overhaul and modernisation in the early 20th century, eliminating the risk of diseases and providing the port with a much more safe, industrial-age infrastructure.
Coffee was the main export of this port until the Second World War. It is now a slightly smaller component amongst cars, machinery, orange juice and soybeans.
Adams and Russell Brazil Santos Coffee
This would be a great option for those who are just being introduced into the world of coffee, as it is a light roast with a simple, low acidity.
It is also perfect as a refreshing change for those who are used to full bodied, dark roast beans.
A velvety smooth flavour and medium body with delicate touches of chocolate and vanilla aromatics, this coffee is sure to impress.