4767 Signature Industrial Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025

About Us

Producing sustainable coffee for a better world!
At Minas Espresso, we genuinely believe the best coffee comes from the heart and the relationships between us, our farmers, and our customers. Our teams go a step further than Fair Trade practices with coffee growers by offering them training and access to machinery and technology, which allow their operation to grow and provide a high-quality, consistent product. Our team then compensates the farmers at a higher price per pound for their beans, which allows them to strengthen their local infrastructure and provide jobs in their community. We proudly dedicate our company to long-term fair trade, showing our commitment to provide sustainable coffee beans from our family to your cup.
At Minas Espresso Inc., we don’t simply want to sell you a bag of coffee beans. We want to show you what a real, authentic cup of Brazilian coffee tastes like, and to challenge your perspective on how that first coffee in the morning should taste.

OUR MISSION

To us, the best coffee doesn’t just come from the store; it comes from the heart and the relationships between us, our farmers, and our customers. We proudly dedicate our company to long-term fair trade, showing our commitment to provide sustainable coffee beans roasted by our family for your family.

OUR VALUES

We treat our Brazilian farmers, the environment, and our fellow coffee fans the same way that we want to be treated: with respect and love. While growing and nurturing our culture of togetherness, we are socially conscious of our farmers’ hard work, as well as the preservation of our lands. Positive relationships between us, our farmers, and our customers are an integral part of our coffee company.

FROM BRAZIL TO YOU

Farming is the heart behind our growing and roasting process at Minas Espresso Inc. We challenge ourselves to produce and provide you with a little piece of Minas Gerais Brazil from our family to your family in the form of our freshly roasted coffee beans.

LOCAL BUSINESSES

We love supporting our local coffee businesses in Edwardsville IL and the Greater St. Louis Area! By partnering with them as well as with our Brazilian coffee farmers and suppliers, we are able to provide you with the freshest, highest quality roasted coffee beans.

OUR HISTORY

Minas Espresso began as a dream. Bruno Nobre’s coffee farm has been in his family since 1935. It all started with his grandfather, Benedito Inacio, in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Nobre grew up on this farm and he got his first job there as well. He learned the ropes and the little jobs that helped run the farm, such as watering the trees or helping bring water to the farmers. There are many memories and stories stemming from it.

Nobre’s mother managed the farm after Benedito passed away. Nobre wanted to be able to use the farm and not let his grandfather’s hard work and legacy perish. He took control of the farm and started from scratch in 1996. However, Nobre left the farm to pursue an education and career in engineering, but eventually felt as if something was missing.

Meanwhile, though Norberto Torres’ path in life was different from Nobre’s, their lives as engineers began quite similarly.

Torres spent more than 20 years working for the multinational tire manufacturer Pirelli as he pursued his education as a metallurgical engineer. His dedication to Pirelli resulted in a big move with his family to Italy, where Torres gained more experience and learned both English and Italian.

When he eventually returned to Brazil, Torres bought a small farm in the countryside, and he would come to this farm with his family whenever possible to relax.

Nobre and his family moved to the United States in 2015 for a job; more specifically, a project manager position for an engineering company. He noticed there was something still missing from his life: a part of home. He began to see an opportunity to bring his passion for coffee and family together, as well as put his career experience to the test.

When Torres heard about his son-in-law Nobre’s stories regarding a coffee venture in the US, Torres saw an opportunity to start a new business while pursuing something meaningful that connected to his love for the countryside. As a coffee lover himself, Torres decided to support Nobre’s dream, become his business partner, and open Minas Espresso.

We believe that Brazilian coffee is the best, and we want everyone to have a taste of it, all while helping out the Brazilian farmers on Nobre’s farm and offering amazing coffee to American families.