Best Commercial Brazilian Coffee Brands

The best commercial Brazilian coffee brands are not a unanimous concept as taste varies so much. Check out this article to see our opinion about them.

Best Commercial Brazilian Coffee Brands

One should always keep in mind that commercial coffee is not gourmet specialty coffee. Those should not be compared with each other.

Some people say that commercial Brazilian Coffee Brands are generally bad. I totally disagree.

What I see is that most people, even some connoisseurs, don’t know the basics of how to make good home coffee.

Most of them don’t follow a rule of high importance:

 

“Mama, don’t let your coffees boil up to be spoiled…”

 

That’s is a rule that should never be taken for granted, especially with commercial coffee.

The reason is very simple. Our commercial Brazilian Coffee Brands are not pure Arabica. They all carry a small portion of the cheaper Robusta type.

That makes them a bit harder than the pure Arabica and easier to get bitter if you raise the heat above the limit.

We have prepared a list of our preferred choices available in Brazilian supermarkets, as well as a small list of options available in some other countries.

 

In Brazil

best commercial brazilian coffee brands

 

Três Corações

This brand started becoming important and better known in the 80’s. Since then, it became a huge competitor for the market. Delicious coffee.

(read review)

 

 

 

Pilão

(read article)

This is my first (it’s a tie, actually) choice for an everyday coffee. It is not a wide common sense preference, but a lot of people here choose it as I do.

 

Melitta

The german native company came to Brazil in the 70’s to introduce its dripping method system paper filters. It became a success. A few years later they started producing one of the best commercial coffees in the country.

(read review)

 

America

A great brand from Marilia, SP, Brazil. It is the best commercial espresso coffee ground here. They also have exceptional grounds for pour over brewing. I find this to be the most delicious brand from Brazil.

This is only placed third on the list because, unfortunately, it is no easy to find outside my country; Even in some regions of Brazil. Here, in fact, it is still a growing brand that is an absolute preference in the areas that sell it.

If you have any information about this coffee being sold in your country, please share it in the comments area and I will research and write an article about it.

 

 

Caboclo

 

(read review)

Like Pilão, this is old-days coffee. Very traditional, it is mostly used among older people.

Pilão and Caboclo compete in the market along with Três Corações.

 

Tesouro

Some farmers say this is the best commercial coffee in Brazil. I have tried it and it is really very good. Unfortunately, this one is not easy to find in your everyday Brazilian supermarket.

 

Café do Ponto

For some time, mostly the 90’s, this brand expanded a lot and became well known all over the country.

I don’t like it much because it’s a bit hard to my taste, but some guys here at the office demanded it on this list.

(read review)

 

 

Outside Brazil

(mainly in the USA)

Unfortunately, not all Brazilian commercial brands are available in the US and other countries. You can find them easily on Amazon and Brazilian stores.

 

These are the brands we would like to suggest. They follow our order of preference

  1. Pilão (read review)
  2. Melitta (read review)
  3. Caboclo (read review)
  4. Três Corações (read review)
  5. Café do Ponto (read review)

 

I hope this will help you find a nice commercial coffee brand with a reasonable cost-benefit ratio that will blow your mind when you drink it.


If you are also interested in gourmet coffee available on Amazon, read this article.

 

Please leave a comment about the Best Commercial Brazilian Coffee Brands.

 

14 thoughts on “Best Commercial Brazilian Coffee Brands

  • 2016-05-23 at 12:34 am
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    It is always interesting when you have such a great coffee producing country for export, but they don’t seem to care as much about the domestic market. Is the robusta also grown in Brazil? Are these instant coffee brands or espresso?
    I found a similar problem in Peru, trying to get a decent cup of coffee while surrounded by coffee plantations was actually a hard feat!
    Thanks for the informative post.
    Kris

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    • 2016-05-23 at 3:23 pm
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      Hello, Cris,

      Thanks for your impressions. It is fortunate that we are starting to treat our internal market with a little more respect. You can now see great specialty coffee shops in the large cities. The coffee brands mentioned in the above article are standard commercial coffee brands that can be ground both for drip brewing and espresso depending on the type of grinding. Usually, it is more common to find them for drip brewing, aka Pour Over.

      Cheers!

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  • 2016-06-28 at 11:07 am
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    Awesome info on Brazilian commercial coffees! I am not sure what my favorite type of coffee is myself. Is there some place where I can get a gourmet sample pack where I can try coffees from different places all over the world? Right now I’m really liking this Hawaiian coffee but I’m sure there are others that are just as great!

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    • 2016-06-28 at 11:46 am
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      Hello, Christina,

      I think the best way you could try different types of coffees is going to a local specialty coffee shop or roaster. Besides that, I don’t know of any service like the one you mentioned (a great idea, BTW), so, I guees, your best bet would be buying Brazilian gourmet coffee and commercial coffee online. If you pick the right choices, you unlikely regret it. And it can also be fun. Try reading this article that explains the difference between them.

      Thanks for your kind words!

      Cheers!

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  • 2016-07-01 at 10:23 am
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    Great Brazilian commercial coffee information. I honestly didn’t know there were so many different varieties of coffee.

    My wife loves a good Mojo. I want to surprise her and possibly get one of these you have listed on here.

    Is there any kind you recommend in particular? Or do you have the same overview for them all?

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    • 2016-07-01 at 2:25 pm
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      Hello, there,

      Thank you for sharing your impressions.

      I try to keep an impartial analysis on my reviews, but, of course, I do have my personal preferences.

      The commercial coffee that I drink the most is Cafe America, which, unfortunately is not being sold outside Brazil, yet.

      My “second first choice” would be Cafe Pilao. And, please, don’t take me wrong, some periods, this is my actual first choice. I’m sort of volatile when it comes to taste. I get bored easily. What can I say? 😛

      Keep in mind that brewing correctly is essential when it comes to commercial brands.

      If you are a coffee appreciator and willing to spend a bit more on a per-once basis, I also suggest that you take a look at our gourmet list of coffees sold on Amazon.

      Have a great sip!

      Cheers!

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  • 2016-07-01 at 7:40 pm
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    Hey,
    Interesting article. I had no idea Brazil had such an array of coffee. I know every person has their preferences and swears theirs is the best. I also understand about not being able to find products from where your from and where you live, I’m from England and live in the USA and took me time to adjust to different products including coffee.

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    • 2016-07-04 at 8:55 am
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      Hello, Kevin,

      Thanks for sharing your impressions.

      Cheers!

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  • 2016-07-31 at 10:43 am
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    I love coffee and I’m familiar with all of these coffee brands since I had the opportunity to live in Brazil for a few years. The three coffee brands we used the most were Pilão, Melitta, and 3 Corações. The best coffee though was the Pilão I’d purchased freshly ground from the local bakery. I have to say the best coffee in general though comes from Brazil.

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    • 2016-07-31 at 11:42 am
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      Hello, Jessy,

      Thank you so much for sharing your Brazilian coffee experience with us.

      Cheers!

      Reply
  • 2016-08-30 at 11:25 am
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    Hi Netto,
    In relation to the best commercial Brazilian coffee that you expose in this article I can see that there are a good number of different flavors and quality worthy of such prestigious as the Brazilian coffee.
    Perhaps this brand has something to do with the “café Pilon” of Cuba?
    renan

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    • 2016-09-04 at 3:22 pm
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      Hello, Renan,

      As far as I know, I think I’d be very acurate to say that they have nothing to do with each other besides the similarity of the names.

      Thanks for sharing your impressions.

      Best regards.

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  • 2016-10-04 at 8:15 pm
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    Would really love to try some commercial Brazilian coffee. I am sick and tired of the local commercial coffee here, and was thinking if Brazilian coffee would offer a different texture and taste.

    Was looking at your review for the Pilao coffee, since it is a very popular supermarket brand in Brazil. I hope to see a guide on your very own method of making coffee at home. It’s high time I learn how to make better coffee!

    Great post!

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    • 2016-10-05 at 11:24 am
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      Hello, Farhan,

      I think you may like this article, Methods of Coffee Brewing, The most popular method here in Brazil is the pour over paper filter brewing technique. Thanks for sharing your impressions. Cheers!

      Reply

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