Casa Brasil & Torchy’s Tacos Brazil Trip Last August our friends and partners at Torchy’s Tacos traveled with us to Brazil. During the visit they had the opportunity to meet with some of the growers that produce the coffee that is sold alongside their famous tacos. Direct trade coffee and tacos. […]
Brazilian Inspirations A Look at Some of the Artists that Inspire Us As we launch our new packaging (and complete our 10th year), I thought it might be worthwhile to show some of the artists that have inspired us along the way. While the first connotations of Brazil are often […]
As we launch our revamped packaging this fall, here is a look back at our brand incarnations over our 10 year history. From our cultural center house theme to our Brazilian promenade-inspired new packaging, it has always been about bringing a little bit of Brazil to you.
As many of you know, for the last year I have been pursuing a masters degree here at the Universidade Federal de Lavras, or UFLA as it is known. UFLA has become one of the top coffee research universities in the world and one of the major forces behind that […]
It’s harvest time here in Brazil; the culmination of the year’s work and the moment when growers can finally transfer this work into a product they can sell. But not matter how good the coffee is on the tree, all can be lost if the harvest is not carefully planned […]
Alessandro Hervaz is one of the founders of the Associação dos Produtores do Alta da Serra (APAS), a Fair Trade association in the hills outside of São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, Minas Gerais. Alessandro not only won the APAS competition last year with his own farm, Sítio Esperança, but traveled the […]
Several new microlot selections from the Associação dos Produtores do Alto da Serra will be hitting the shelves over the next few months.
A quick look at some of the difficulties in translating coffee terms, starting with one of the most basic ones: Is is a berry or a cherry, a fruit or a drupe?
It was stevedore day at Casa Brasil on Tuesday – one of the special days when we got a container delivered directly to our Austin warehouse. The fun of breaking the seal and opening the container of coffees you hand picked at source always gives you a good feeling that […]
Congratulations to Sitio Sao Francisco de Assis for winning the 2013 Brazilian Cup of Excellence – Early Harvest. The Early Harvest COE is for wet process coffees, and the Late Harvest competition, to be held in January, is for dry process coffees. Once again Carmo de Minas dominated with 7 […]