O’Coffee began its journey in 1890, when Giuseppe and son Vicente Quercia traveled from Italy to Brazil with dreams of cultivating a small coffee farm in Brodowski. As the years went on, the family’s dreams came to fruition, and in 1910, they expanded production into a farm in Monte Alto. This prime location, located in front of the Chapadao railway station, assisted with the outflow of coffee and other crops which takes place from the Port of Santos.
Octavio and Orestes, predecessors of Giuseppe and Vicente, continued to flourish the family’s coffee farming plantations as they acquired more land all over Brazil in the early 1940’s through to the 1990’s. In 2005, all of the farms in the Quercia family business obtained Rainforest Alliance certifications to enable environmental preservation, social integration, and professional farm management.
In 2010, the O’Coffee brand came to life, enabling the family to grow their specialty coffee empire across the world. They are now one of the most prominent coffee exporters in Brazil, with seven farms across the Alta Mogiana region, each equipped with high-tech field equipment to guarantee the cultivation of high-quality coffee varieties. Across their seven farms, there are over 5 million coffee trees contributing to an average production of 35,000 bags a year. O’Coffee’s focus is on continuing to provide a transparent, ethical and professional approach to direct trading.
Since the beginning, O’Coffee has built their foundation on the importance of sustainability: socially, culturally, and environmentally. Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of their impact on the environment, and actively sourcing the information behind their purchasing decisions. Through LCM’s partnerships, we can provide transparent and traceable coffees, supporting supply chains that are contributing to a more sustainable future.
The region of Alta Mogiana offers naturally optimal conditions for growing coffee, with an ideal altitude, climate and rainfall year-round. It is located on a plateau with an altitude between 800m – 1200m and an average annual temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. In mid-2021 the region experienced a devastating frost which has impacted this year’s harvests. It is said that the level of damage from the frost combined with the drought is the most serious problem the Brazilian coffee sector has experienced for years, and growers will be working hard to keep up with demand going forward.
LCM have had the pleasure of dealing with O’Coffee for close to 6 years now, and it is evident that their wealth of knowledge translates into the diverse coffee profiles we receive from O’Coffee each year. Using three different processing methods; Natural, Pulped Natural and Full Washed, O’Coffee are able to cultivate 8 different coffees with distinct profiles. Our attention is focused on bringing in the best Bourbon, Catuaí, Mundo Novo and Acaiá varieties from the supplier.
The Yellow Bourbon Natural variety is currently on its way to LCM, and it is one of our most popular offerings. The cherries from this variety are usually larger in size yet produce smaller beans, and one of the main characteristics is the early ripening of the cherries hence their yellow colouring.
It presents an intense body and sweetness, balanced aroma and acidity with hints of caramel and raisins.
LCM are extremely excited to try our new arrivals, get in touch with us today to secure some stock.
Contact us now to register your interest in our incoming arrivals from Brazil.