Brazil Minas Naturais

Naturally processed coffee cherries from the Minas Gerais region, sweetened by the Brazilian sun.
$14.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Smooth, full bodied and sun-dried sweet with natural notes of hazelnut.
  • Flavor Category
    Nutty / Chocolatey
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Brazil Minas Naturais
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Brewing Methods

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How It Tastes

Smooth, full bodied and sun-dried sweet with natural notes of hazelnut.


We love natural Brazil coffees. They’re sweet, body-driven, and produce luscious espresso. The best examples exude a flavor like just-roasted hazelnuts. Minas is for Minas Gerais [mee-nas zher-ice], the biggest and we think best producing state located in the south-center of Brazil. "Naturais" is Brazilian Portuguese for natural, the bean preparation method we most prefer in this part of the world. It takes sun, and plenty of it, to dry all the way through the skin and sweet pulp of the coffee fruit to the seeds inside. This is done on well-tended patios, where whole cherries are raked continuously, and also on the trees, where a portion of the pickings are left to dry on the branch. In Brazil, with lower altitudes and less acidity, we find the typical washed coffee to be somewhat bland. Brazil Minas Naturais is anything but, making maximal effect of slow sun drying for a thoroughly sweet cup with mild fruit and caramel notes, unctuous hazelnut and smooth, full body.

Worth Noting

For the record, all of our favorite farms also produce coffees by the “pulped natural” method, which involves removing the skin and some of the fruit pulp from the outset, and the “washed” method, which fully removes it, as is the standard in countries like Costa Rica.
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Reviews (29)
Average rating:
from Waldorf, MD on 5/28/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2018.

The flavor is amazing ! A all day coffee for sure ! Me and my husband has yet to find another we like . Just wish it was cheaper . But still fantastic we save 14.99 in our budge just for this coffee

from Sacramento, CA on 5/19/2019. Drinking Peet's since 06/20.

My new favorite medium roast coffee from Peet’s. Tastes excellent with smooth flavors and light acidity. Ever since Cafe Solano medium roast was discontinued, I have been searching for an alternative and this is it! It’s a shame it’s only sold in my grocery stores and not at my local Peet’s store, that doesn’t make any sense. Please have this fresh roasted for us to pick up at Peet’s locations!

from Boise, ID on 4/28/2019. Drinking Peet's since I was.

There is something very wrong here. Either I have a rather unsophisticated palate, or Peets' descriptions of their products are pure fiction. There is nothing "nutty" or "chocolate-like" in the flavors from this coffee. It is sharp, tart, piquant, and carries a long, lingering aftertaste. It is quite "drinkable", but there is nothing exceptional about this coffee to justify the premium pricing.

from Kamuela, HI on 4/24/2019. Drinking Peet's since 50 ye.

I drink exclusively espresso, but always make my own blend using Peets' coffees. My typical blend is made of Aged Sumatra, Minas Naturais, and one of Italian or French roast, in roughly 40-30-30 proportion. The Aged Sumatra contributes a rich, creamy texture and strong body, along with the basic fragrance notes, the Minas Naturais adds sweetness and a distinct roasted-hazelnut flavor, and the Italian or French Roast gives added body and sharpens the taste.without adding acidity -- the Italian tastes richer, the French tastes smokier.
Until 3 years ago, I would use Sulawesi-Kalossi with the Sumatra and the Italian roast; the Sulawesi is a delightful coffee, but I've come to prefer the sweet note of Minas Naturais in the mix.

from haslett, MI on 3/25/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2010.

Although a darker roast than the "medium roast" label indicates, it tasted over processed to me every time I brewed it. Ordered it on a whim, thinking that I should step outside my comfort zone of just buying dark roasts.