From Crop to Cup - Peixoto Coffee

Crop to Cup

They grow it. They roast it. They brew it. The Peixoto Family truly owns their process from “crop to cup”, and it shows with each sip of their coffee.

One thing we learned very quickly when jumping into the coffee business is that everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, is beyond friendly. We haven’t come across a single person that wasn’t willing to offer up some advice, or just chat about their experiences.

In fact, we first heard of the Peixoto family through a fellow coffee truck based out of Pheonix, AZ, The Family Grind.

We reached out to the Peixoto family with a DM, and they had coffee on our doorstep in Birmingham, AL within a week.

We’ve spent the last several days diving into the coffees they sent us, as well as looking into the Peixoto story. When you take a sip of one of their coffees you know it isn’t something you can just grab off the supermarket shelf. This stuff is the real deal.

The coffee starts off deep in the high country of Brazil in Southern Minas Gerais, Brazil where the family has been growing coffee since the late 1800’s. That means they have been perfecting their craft for over 100 years! The family owns 18 micro lots, which each grow a different variety of coffee tree, and the total farm is right at 600 acres. They primarily us a natural process to dry the coffee cherries, but just recently began using two other methods{Honey and Washed} to further diversify the coffee profiles they are able to offer.

We sampled three of their Brazilian coffees: Peixoto washed, Peixoto Honey, and Familia Peixoto. While the tastes varied, the coffee stayed true to the region with a sweet, clean, and rich profile. They also offer various single origin coffees. We had the opportunity to sample the Yirgacheffe Ethiopian (creamy-berries-milk chocolate) and the La Montanita Nicaraguan (grapefruit-white wine-brown sugar). The quality was consistent with the quality of their in-house Brazilians, and we truly enjoyed each one.

While many of the Peixoto family still live in Minas Gerais, a few have made their way to Chandler, AZ where they import their family’s coffee. They operate a roastery and cafe right in the heart of historic downtown.

Final thoughts: If I had to pick one word to describe the Peixoto family, it would be Community. From their community in Minas Gerais, to their community in Chandler, AZ, to their community around the world, they are deeply ingrained in every aspect of the process.

Peixoto Honey

Peixoto Washed

Familia Peixoto

If you want to join the Peixoto community and try a variety of coffees from around the world, visit their online shop at www.peixotocoffee.com. You’ll find a monthly coffee subscription (20% off retail value), single bags of coffee, hats, shirts, and mugs!