In Brazil’s coffee history, Cooxupé has been present for many decades. It was founded in 1932 as a cooperative of agricultural credit, and developed into the Regional Coffee Growers’ Cooperative of Guaxupé in 1957. This was when they started buying, milling and commercializing coffee for the international market. With its long-running experience in the coffee market, Cooxupé is a reference in the national and international coffee sector. Today, companies in more than fourty countries buy their Brazilian coffee from Cooxupé. The cooperative has approximately twelve thousand members, of which 97% are small-scale farming families and small land owners. Coffee production is their main source of income. They buy coffee from producers in Sul de Minas and Cerrado in the Minas Gerais region and from the Rio Pardo Valley in São Paulo. Cooxupé has buying points in about 250 Brazilian towns, spread over these regions.
The idea behind this standard Diamond quality is to provide roasters a solid and trustworthy base for their blends. It took us some time to find a supplier who was willing to follow us in our quality requirements, but in the end we found a partner in Cooperativa Cooxupé. This coffee is plain and neutral, with a light acidity and some nice chocolate/nutty tastes. In combination with washed African coffees you’ll have a round and sparkling blend. Indonesia-type coffees will add a lot of body to your espresso blends while keeping the acidity down. Washed milds will also do a great job in adding to the overall complexity and mouthfeel of your blend. Combination options are infinite, really!