A small town in the very heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains lies Carmo de Minas, home of some of the best coffees Brazil has to offer.
The Rio Verde Valley Coffee Growers Regional Cooperative or COCARIVE for short was established in 1961 by several rural coffee producers as a show of entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit. The aim was to create a reference point for both the high productivity and quality from the region.

 COCARIVE exported their first coffee in the year of 2011, and since then have made a reputation as the leading quality-driven co-op in Brazil.

All coffee from members is received at the owned and operated warehouse in Carmo de Minas. From here lots are sampled, graded and cupped to understand the unique characteristics they possess, data logged for value maximisation and then processed for export.


Founded by the legend and very talented Sam, Blackmass is making some noise in the industry. Only launching in 2021 Blackmass is roasting some very incredible coffees. With a focus on roasting the highest quality of coffees Sam presents us with some exceptional examples this month.