CarmoCoffees has always believed in the quality potential of coffees from Carmo de Minas, micro region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil, and in valuing the history behind these coffees. The company, founded in 2005 by Jacques Carneiro and Luis Paulo Pereira Dias, was pioneer in revealing and promoting the specialty coffees from Carmo de Minas to the world.CarmoCoffees is well-known for innovative business models built upon the passion for coffee and deep knowledge of the sector. The pioneering nature of the company in the sourcing of specialty beans directly at origin and long-term relationship with dozens of small growers allowed for top specialty coffees with extraordinary attributes from the region to reach clients all over the globe.
More than a commercial link between origin and buyer, CarmoCoffees is a partner of the coffee producer. Based on vales such as transparency, collaboration, sustainability and admiration, the company supports the grower, offering technical agronomical and commercial assistance so that he/she can produce more efficiently, add value to the product and later receive better differentials during commercialization.
The exclusive Direct Trade program idealized by CarmoCoffees, the first of its kind in Brazil, works with a network of more than 80 growers/collaborators and key clients from several countries. The program values the history of the coffees grown in Carmo and allows for singular coffees to reach international clients and companies without intermediaries, with benefits for all parts involved. Through CarmoCoffees’ hands exceptional coffees from Carmo de Minas and region have won the hearts and palate of quality enthusiasts all over the world.
MICRO REGIONCarmo de Minas is located in the southern part of Minas Gerais state, a naturally gifted region with unique conditions for the production of specialty coffees, with fertile soils, predominance of sunlight and high altitudes that vary between 900 and 1.500 meters (2,900 to 4,900 feet).
An area with exceptional terroir, producing singular coffees that year after year are prized in renowned coffee quality competitions like the Cup of Excellence, it encompasses the municipalities of Cristina, Olímpio Noronha, Lambari, Santa Rita do Sapucaí, among others, apart from Carmo itself.
Carmo de Minas is part of the Serra da Mantiqueira micro region that gathers over 7,000 coffee growers with an estimated output of 1 million bags; the first in Brazil to obtain the Geographical Indication seal for coffee in 2011, which indicates that coffees produced in this region have unique qualities and features that are attributed essentially to their origin.
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CRIA CARMO PROJECTThe Cria Carmo Project was created in 2013 with the goal of promoting sport activities among less privileged children and youngsters from the region, stimulating education, sports practice and social skills in order to create new opportunities for the community’s future.
The project offers weekly swimming lessons at the Municipal Club of Carmo de Minas under the coordination of specialized coaches (some of them former professional athletes) for students that live in town and confirm attendance at the regular public school system. There are already more than 120 children actively participating in the project.
The Cria Carmo project also sponsors local athletes and sports events, fomenting sports and culture in the community.
CONTACT AND LOCATIONRua Capitão Francisco Isidoro, 181
ZIP CODE: 37.472-000 - Carmo de Minas
MG - Brazil
Phone / Fax: 55 (35) 3334-2240
Jacques Pereira Carneiro:
Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira Filho:
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