Luciano Jose Braga's story may sound familiar, but the coffee produced on his fertile slice of paradise is anything but ordinary. The farm's origins begin with land acquired by Luciano's Grandfather, Jose Braga de Oliveira, in the mid-1970s. Initially, the land was used to produce fruit & vegetable crops along with some small-scale cattle farming. Eventually, coffee would become the primary source of income, and more recently, the family started to produce specialty-grade harvests.
In 2007 Luciano teamed up with Carmo Coffees, who would serve as his export agent and a vital support network. By assisting with agronomy and all other aspects of pre and post-harvest processes, Luciano has, over time, become one of the leading producers in the region. He consistently produces coffees that cup well above 85 points, once unheard of in Minas Gerais.
Seven Seeds have been working with Carmo Coffee and their associated producers for around four years, but 2023 is the first year we've bought from Luciano specifically. His Yellow Bbn brings added layers of complexity to the cupping table along with non-compromising balance and sweetness—a result of his true determination to improve quality and exceed the status quo. We're excited to promote Luciano as a pioneer of quality and give our customers a Brazilian coffee experience unlike many they will have had.