New to the team

I have been drinking coffee most of my life but I never realized the extraordinary flavors and richness that coffee could provide until I met Mirani Bertahna, the owner of Bertagna Coffee Company. Since then, I have had the pleasure of visiting a number of coffee roasters and sampling delicious coffees, not the least of which is the Brazilian specialty coffee that the company imports directly from the farmers or their cooperatives in Brazil.

Importing direct not only cuts out a lot of middlemen and allow the company to pay the farmers a higher price, but it allows the company to be very selective. All of those farmers are rain-forest certified reflecting the care they take in managing their farms’ ecology.

This has been a great experience and it has made enough of an impression that I have come out of retirement to learn a whole new business and help Mirani grow Bertagna Coffee Company into the most respected supplier of green coffee beans in the United States. I encourage every roaster to contact us for a sample of our beans. We have a wide variety of natural, washed, peaberry, etc. I’m certainly not an expert yet but I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Bill Griggs, Coffee greenhorn.

Who we are

Thanks for joining us!

We are a family owned company and our history with coffee started 130 years ago today, when our family immigrated from Italy to Brazil in the end of the 19th.

Mr. Bertanha (center), his son Tiago and Mirani, his daughter and Bertanha’s partner of Bertagna Coffee Co.

When our founder (in Brazil), Mr. Cid Bertanha, was about his 20 years young, he came to town and started to build equipment and machines to his coffee farmers friends, and now, 42 years later, that small store, became Bertanha Industry, which is reference of development of technologies for agricultural mechanization. Some people don’t know it, but technology promotes a better coffee harvesting quality. The first reason is there is no hand contact, also, the harvesters machines have intensity control, which provides a regular harvesting process picking off from the trees only the cherries. Technology also provides a cleanest and efficient beans selection.

Bertagna Coffee Company is Bertanha’s American Subsidiary, by the way, Bertagna and Bertanha are the same name, the first one is the original spelling in Italian, and Bertanha is how they wrote our name when our relatives arrived in Brazil.

Bertanha F2 Harvesting Machine

Bertagna Coffee Company was founded as subsidiary of Bertanha Industry. And the business idea started to become a reality when Mirani, a Bertanha’s second generation member, (who is a coffee lover-addict girl) started to visit US and researching about coffee.

After a couple visits and so many researches, she realized that the most specialty Brazilian coffee wasn’t so popular in US and also, 90% of our specialty coffee production is been shipped to Europe, specialty Germany, and that why we are here: we do have the best of Brazilian coffee, ask for your sample and we are absolutely sure: you’ll change your concepts about coffee from Brazil!

 

Bertagna Coffee Co. Specialty Coffee Bags

Bertagna Coffee Co. – specialty coffee beans