The coffee story
Our history goes back to 1901 when our family started growing coffee at Capim Branco Farm, near the town of Carmo do Paranaíba in the Cerrado Mineiro region. It is one of the oldest coffee farms in the region! However the brothers Ismael and Eduardo Andrade, who are the face of the company today, only got involved with coffee in the 1970s. At the time, they were living and working in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais. They didn't work with coffee really. But it was something that was in their blood, so the decision to take over the family business was a simple one. And when they got involved they got really involved!
Ismael was one of the member founders of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA). He was always a big defender of the natural processing method. People didn't use to think naturals were specialty and Ismael disregarded that as nonsense. He was right. The BSCA has been exporting to the world the value of the Brazilian specialty movement since 1991.
About Capim Branco
Acreage: 300 hectares
Number of trees: 1.5 million
Varietals: Yellow Catuaí
Altitude: 1,150 meters
Meaning of Capim Branco: White Grass – Due to the blossoming time all trees are white
Brother´s name: Eduardo Andrade
Harvest time: End of May to August
Distance from Belo Horizonte: 376km. Nearest town of the Farm: Carmo do Paranaíba
Number of workers during harvest: 25
July, 2020 - July, 2020
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: October, 2020
Cupped: October, 2020
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoHerbal, Pip fruit, Toffee
Grower (Pending)Fruity, Citrus fruit, Milk chocolate, Citric, Medium body
Grower (Pending)Screen 16 up
The Andrade family history began in 1901, with their ancestors at Capim Branco Farm, in Carmo do Paranaíba, High Cerrado, state of Minas Gerais. With the aim to produce high quality coffees, the new generation of Andrade family established their farms in this region during the 70’s. This region has an altitude between 1.100 and 1.200 meters, which provides ideal conditions for growing coffee due to its perfect balance of wet and dry seasons. In the early 90´s, with the need for expansion of coffee production, quality and volume improvement, the brothers acquired São Silvestre farm in Serra do Salitre, state of Minas Gerais. This farm produces high quality coffees because of its terroir and average altitude of 1.200 meters. Combined with the natural conditions of the region, the correct management of crops, crop planning and post-harvest with selection criteria of cherries, grains and natural drying, the results are excellent quality, award-winning beans, appreciated worldwide.
Relationships with Roasters in
Switzerland and Romania
Average orders per roaster
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.
Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:
- Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
- EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.
Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.
2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.