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Central Mattos

Central Mattos

Our first fresh crop Brazilian lot of the season, a returning favourite showcasing notes of peach and dark chocolate
Regular price Kr. 119,00 DKK
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Coffee Expression This natural lot exhibits a fresh fruit character of peach, alongside a deep brown sugar sweetness and typical Brazilian dark chocolate notes.

Producer Central Mattos is run by Maria Thereza de Mattos. She feels her family’s legacy strongly, and today produces some of the finest coffees in the region, with high placings in both the Best of Brazil and the Cup of Excellence.

Whole Bean Coffee / Both for filter and espresso

Brewing Advise

Water is one of the most critical components of an excellent coffee experience. We recommend using mineral water of a soft Total Dissolved Solids count, ideally below 150 ppm. Learn more about water and the effect it has on taste here.

Rested coffee During the resting process, harsh and astringent flavors, which can even be perceived as a ‘roast’ character, soften out, allowing a clearer and brighter expression of the coffee’s character to shine.  

We recommend resting our coffees for at least 10 days after the roast date, and we often find excellent results, especially for particularly dense coffees, beyond 6 weeks.

Brewing Our straightforward approach to coffee carries over into brewing. We recommend our roasted coffee for all brew methods, regardless of whether it is immersion, percolation or espresso. We believe that there is one correct way to roast a single coffee, roasting lightly, in such a way as to release its innate qualities and showcase its quality.

Technical Data

Producer Maria Thereza de Mattos

Region Cerrado Mineiro

Altitude 900 masl

Varietal Topazio

Process Natural

Harvest August 2023

Taste Expression Sweet & Balanced

Shipping & Delivery

· Free shipping available

· Ships within 1-3 days from Denmark

· Coffee is roasted to order

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Central Mattos

The Mattos family have been growing coffee in Brazil for generations. At the end of the 19th century, Francisco Firma de Mattos began growing coffee near Contagem, just outside what is now the city of Belo Horizonte. Francisco purchased the farm as a passion project, and became known by other local farmers for his exceptional coffees. The farm was never the family’s economic focus, and it remained in the family as a memorial to Francisco after his death in 1956.

Best of Brazil

In the early 1980’s, Francisco’s oldest son was living in Patrocínio in the Cerrado Mineiro region, and seeing the quality potential of this region, he convinced his brothers to continue their father’s legacy by investing in land here. Over the next several decades, the Mattos family used knowledge passed down by Francisco to slowly grow their coffee growing activities, always aiming for the highest quality, pioneering the coffee revolution in Cerrado. The Central Mattos Estate is now looked after by Francisco’s great granddaughter, Maria Thereza. She feels her family’s legacy strongly, and today produces some of the finest coffees in the region, with high placings in both the Best of Brazil and the Cup of Excellence. 


We first purchased in the 2019 Best of Brazil, but Central Mattos was heavily affected by the 2021 frost in Brazil, badly damaging 90% of the farm. These trees all had to be stumped to around 40 cm, and have spent the intervening years slowly re-growing. This is the first year we have been able to purchase a significant amount of coffee from the farm again, and we’re excited that the signature fresh and fruit-forward profile is back.

Natural Topazio

The lot we are sharing is of the Topazio varietal, a cross of two popular Brazilian varietals, Mundo Novo and Catuai. It exhibits very similar characteristics to Catuai, but ‘exhausts’ less after a high production year, therefore yielding more consistently. This natural lot exhibits a fresh fruit character of peach, alongside a deep brown sugar sweetness and typical Brazilian dark chocolate notes.

Varietal: Topazio