Main questions

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As a company interlinked to the Montesanto Tavares Group, Atlantica Coffee trades and exports Arabica green coffee beans. The company is located in the State of Minas Gerais, the largest coffee producer in Brazil, as acknowledged by Associação Brasileira da Indústria do Café (ABIC) – the Brazilian Coffee Industry Association.

We commercialize all the tradition delivered by the producers who entrust their product to us.

We exclusively work with Arabica raw unroasted green coffee, exporting beans originated in Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Bahia, listed in our Superior and Commercial product lines.

Atlantica Coffee Superior coffees are: Doce Lembrança, Rosa Morena and Aquarela. Atlantica Coffee Commercial coffees are: Ágata, Esmeralda, Turmalina, Safira and Turquesa. Know more about our coffees:

– Sul de Minas: region where fine well-bodied coffees that boast natural aroma and sweetness never found anywhere else in the world.

– Alta Mogiana Paulista: region where the beans produced feature balanced body and acidity, with natural sweetness and caramelized fragrance. The fruits are round, soft, featuring slight bitterness, chocolate-like color, a smooth crust and intense aroma.

– Cerrado Mineiro: the very first coffee growing region in Brazil, producing high quality beans.

– Espírito Santo: region that typically produces coffees called “bebida dura” (intense and well-bodied). This nomenclature is directly linked to the coffee beans punctuation. After roasting, this drink is intense, well-bodied with slight roughness and pleasant astringency; similar to unripe-fruit taste sensation.

 

– Bahia: a region that produces coffees with lower acidity. The plantations in Bahia are 100% irrigated; one of the highest productivity levels in Brazil. High quality coffees and competitive advantages.

Our coffee beans, which are stored in our own warehouses, come from the following regions: Cerrado Mineiro; Alta Mogiana Paulista; Sul de Minas and Zona da Mata; Bahia and Espírito Santo.

Atlantica Coffee delivers coffee to companies in five different continents that vary from multinational food corporations to coffeehouse chains with operations across the world.

Exporting coffee comprises a series of variables that are dealt with in Atlantica Coffee by two different teams: Quality, Trading and Logistics.

The first one is in charge of monitoring coffee beans specifications by carrying out sampling tests and analyses, and then forwarding the results to our offices, where all will be classified and given a score. Based on the score given, the beans are then listed in either Commercial or Superior product lines.

The Trading team is responsible for closing the best deal for producers and clients. In this process, factors to be considered are the buyer’s needs, stock exchange variations and market prices.

In synergy with all this work we have our Logistics team. They deal with all matters regarding the viability of delivery, scheduling and dispatching the bags.

When dealing with coffee, certifications are the key to ensure the conformity of producers listing a series of requirements and procedures that comprise topics ranging from conformity to sanitation norms, to providing working conditions that combat labor analogous to slavery.

A certified coffee also furnishes product traceability – to make sure the product displays the quality expected, it is of utmost importance to know every single step taken, all the way from harvesting to the distribution warehouse.

To know more about Atlantica Coffee beans certifications, click here.

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What our partners

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"Atlantica does not buy just for the best price the producer offers. Buy for grain quality and practicing a fair price with the buyer "

Adalto Reis, producer, Minas Gerais.

"Atlantica sells quality. I do not buy just the coffee itself, I buy the tradition behind a production extremely appreciated by my customers "

Sellim Killic, buyer, Turkey.

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QUALITY

CERTIFICATES



Atlantica Coffee commercializes coffees certified by both national and international organizations.

A procedure that reflects positively in guaranteeing the quality of our Arabica green beans, considering processes such as transport, storage, coffee growing and the respect to sustainability norms.

In this process, our company is qualified and responsible for the validation of these certifications working alongside our producers. To do so, a technical team pays visits providing assistance and support to ensure producers meet the requirements established by each organization.

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Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance is a non-governmental organization that works to preserve biodiversity and enforce sustainability through practices regarding the use of the soil, commercial activities and consumption.

Rainforest Alliance issues a seal or certificate that identifies and ensures the product was produced with responsibility.

Therefore, they devised a Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification system that establishes the criteria of auditions to be held in companies that acquire products from farms certified by Rainforest Alliance.

CoC is a traceability process tracing products from its origination in a certified farm through to final consumers, following up every single intermediate stage of fabrication, transport, commercialization and storage, thus ensuring that all declarations of sustainability have been verified.

Rainforest Alliance audition and certification services are managed and carried out in their RA-Cert business unit, which is an authorized certifier that undertakes auditions enforcing Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Agriculture Standards.

As a result, farms and companies that have been certified are entitled to use the Green Frog Seal – Rainforest Alliance Certified.

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BSCA

BSCA – Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association is a certification designed mainly to foster technical improvements in production, commercialization and industrialization of Special Coffees.

Their major goal is to elevate the Brazilian standards of excellence that will be delivered on both domestic and international markets.

The organization understands that Special Coffees are those that are free from impurities and defects and have special sensorial attributes, which means the beverage will present cleanliness, sweetness, and a well-bodied and acidity balance.

In addition to these qualities, Special Coffees must provide certified traceability and respect all social, economic and environmental sustainability criteria regarding every single production step to be taken.

BSC – Brazilian Special Coffee is the only Brazilian institution that certifies lots that can be monitored by means of the Special Coffees Quality Control seals.

In 1998, in association with Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE), BSC created the coffee quality contest Cup of Excellence Brazil. This contest enables producers to trade their coffees at auctions conducted on the Internet where deals are made at well valued prices when compared to conventional markets.

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UTZ

UTZ Certified is a seal that ensures sustainable agriculture and is displayed by approximately 10,000 different packages of products in more than 116 countries.

This certification shows consumers that products have been sourced in a sustainable manner, from farm to shop shelf, in the whole chain that will deliver the product to your table.

In order to get the certificate, all UTZ suppliers must follow the UTZ Code of Conduct, a document that furnishes specialized guidelines on the best methods of cultivation, on improving working conditions and on taking better care of the environment.

Since 2014, UTZ Certified has been the largest sustainable coffee and cocoa agriculture program in the world. The program comprises coffee, cocoa, tea and hazelnuts certifications.

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Certifica Minas

The main objective of Certifica Minas is to advance Minas Gerais State’s agro-industry boosting production by increasing its competitive insertion on both domestic and international markets.

Their main goal is to deal with restrictions regarding the preservation of animals and plants, also known as zoo-phyto-sanitary control norms.

The organization is in charge of the rural development network program, working in association with Emater-MG (Empresa de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural do Estado de Minas Gerais).

This certification identifies in coffee growing properties the need of effective improvements and maintenance of quality standards in order to enhance the value of coffees produced in Minas Gerais. Their work aims at new markets and job opportunities, service improvements, proper management of soil, among other requirements.

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4C

The 4C verification encompasses not only the consolidation of high standards of coffee, but also compliant economic, social and environmental conditions established for the production and the processing of coffee beans, consequently building more reliable and safer sustainable supply chains.

The coffee is considered compatible with 4C when produced in line with the Code of Conduct of this certifier organization that establishes a set of practices and basic principles of sustainability to be implemented in the cultivation of green beans.

The conformity will be verified by the Verification System and certified with the 4C licenses, which will, sequentially, be issued. 4C coffees are produced in 28 countries for more than 500,000 agricultural producers.

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