MINASUL Coffee Cooperative was founded in Varginha in 1958 by a group of passionate farmers, who wanted to improve the lives of its members and build a sustainable, relationship focussed organization. These days, we uphold these core values, and take pride in our commitment to respect, transparency and excellence, working with coffee farmers from over 150 locations across four producing regions: Sul de Minas, Mantiqueira de Minas, Matas de Minas, and Chapada de Minas.
Many of our high-altitude farmers grow coffee above 1000 m.a.s.l. in ideal micro-climates. They produce varieties such as Yellow Bourbon, Catuaí, Acaiá, Arara Icatu and experiment with different post-harvest processing methods, such as natural, pulped natural and fully washed. As part of our rigorous quality control, we have a technical team of 7 Q-Graders, who, amongst other responsibilities, work alongside producers to identify unique lots and prepare them for coffee quality contests and purchase.