Fine coffees: fine cup, strictly soft, fine roast & gourmet, visually attractive.

Fine coffees are normally sold to the end consumer through specialized retailers. For exportation, they are divided into two categories, according to its origin:

a) Washed & semi-washed – Espírito Santo’s mountain range, cerrado mineiro (Minas Gerais’s savanna) and the south of Minas Gerais and the washed variety from Bahia.

b) Unwashed – cerrado mineiro (Minas Gerais’s savanna) and the south of Minas Gerais and the Mogiana region in the state of São Paulo.

For the most demanding and knowledgeable consumers of fine beverages, coffee is exported in small beans, sieve 14/16, & mocha. Generally, these beans are roasted and ground outside of the country and sold by consumer-recognized brands.

Coffee is also exported in large beans, sieves 16/17, 16/18, 17/18, 18 & 19, focusing on the consumer seeking gourmet coffee. Generally, these beans are consumed in an isolated manner or in blends, privately made by the consumer, with fine coffees from Colombia, Central America or Indonesia.

Fine cup coffee: natural fine cup, also visually attractive.

Fine cup coffees are considered good for taste but are a degree below fine coffees and are marketed in supermarkets rather than in specialized coffee retailers. Their origin is in the Minas Gerais’s forest zone (zona da mata), the south of Minas Gerais and, possibly, the savanna; their trade is made in small beans, sieve 14/16 & mocha, as well as in large beans, sieve 17/18.

Natural strong/acidic drink: hard, rioyish, riado.

Naturals strong drink coffees are produced for supermarkets and are a rated below the fine cup ones. They are sold in some consumer countries in Europe as well as in the United States.

Natural rio suave drink: rio, rio zona.

Natural rio suave drink coffees are exported in small beans, sieve 14/16, and in large beans, sieve 17/18; they are mainly traded in Mediterranean, East European and Arabic countries, in South America and the United States, especially in the Hispanic communities.


Tristão actively operates in the natural conilon & cherry conilon coffee market, purchasing processed green coffee beans that have been hulled but not yet milled (Bica Corrida, in Portuguese) directly from a producer & trader co-op in the city of São Gabriel da Palha (Espírito Santo), standardizing the product for sale. Marketing around a million sacks a year, Tristão exports to Europe and the United States, among other countries. In Brazil, its main client is Realcafé.

Tristão Comércio Exterior Ltda

Rod. Gov. Mário Covas, 400A - M. de Noronha - Viana - ES

Cep: 29.135-320

Phone Number: +55 27 3334-9800

Fax: +55 27 3334-9824

Realcafé Solúvel do Brasil S/A

Rod. Gov. Mário Covas, 140A - M. de Noronha - Viana - ES

Cep: 29.135-320

Phone Number: +55 27 3346-1400

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