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Brazil in Your Cup.

   There’s a 1-in-3 chance the coffee in your cup is from Brazil. Over 33 percent of the world’s coffee supply still comes out of Brazil — and that doesn’t include the coffee they keep to - drink themselves.   We use lots of Brazilian coffee here at Smokin Gun as well. 

                 The coffee trade dates back to 1727 when coffee beans were first smuggled into the country from French Guiana.  Within 100 years, Brazil became the number one coffee growing country in the world.  Now Brazil’s coffee growing regions cover over 5,000,000 acres of the country and its diverse microclimates. There are farms of all sizes, though the majority are considered small growers with areas of less than 50 acres.


Coffee is important to people in Brazil at every touchpoint of the supply chain, from growing to drinking, and the country consumes a little over 20 million bags domestically. They tend to keep back the beans that don’t meet export quality standards, though, making darker roasts with lots of added sugar the more popular way to drink local coffee. There in Brazil, the coffee supply chain generates over 8 million jobs for around 4% of the population.

Brazil’s traditionally moderate temperatures, heavy rainfall, and distinct dry season are all advantages when it comes to growing coffee. As a result, flowers tend to bloom uniformly, and cherries mature all at once. To manage this short harvest period, most Brazilian growers have mastered the use of machinery to make the most of the season.

 We buy a lot of the coffee we use from the Cerrado region, that is blended to create the Salmo Plus Natural sold by Genuine Origin. Salmo offers coffee roasters a classic Brazil cup profile, with notes of milk chocolate, golden raisin, and roasted peanuts that will leave drinkers with the impression of a Reese’s peanut butter cup in the mug. Coupled with a gentle but balanced acidity and a light body, Salmo meets all the expectations of a delicious Brazilian coffee.


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