Brazil, Luiz Japonez

TASTES LIKE Wild Honey, Redcurrant, Lychee
PROFILE Sweet & Complex


Our first purchase from this producer, a Japanese native, Shuishi Nishioka,  who moved to Brazil with his family when he was four. He received the playful nickname, Luiz Japonez, and after receiving permission we followed suit in naming this coffee. Relatively new to farming coffee, Shuishi decided that the unique growing conditions of Piatã would make it the best growing region in Brazil. Still a experimental size, he’ll look to increase production in the coming years & is also growing papaya & cocoa.


LOCATION Porteiras, Piatã, Brazil
PRODUCER Shuishi Nishioka
VARIETIES Red & Yellow Catuai
PROCESS Fully Washed
PARTNERS AgriCafe purchasing, Progresso milling & export


We determined a sustainable, profitable price for the growing longevity with the producer. We’ve listed the FOB (Freight on Board) price that we paid to AgriCafe, and within that, the Farmgate price - what Shuishi directly earned for his coffee as parchment. On top of FOB, we then shipped this coffee to Melbourne, complete quality assessments, roast (resulting in a 15% weight loss), & retail it, adding significant costs & risk. You can read more about the way we source coffee via our website.

Compare the different trading models to see what Shuishi would have received if they hadn’t sold to Seven Seeds. 

SEVEN SEEDS 4.78 10.80
COMMODITY 3.4 4.01
FAIRTRADE 4.32 5.25

Delivery Overview

We roast and ship Monday – Friday from Melbourne, and offer standard & express shipping options at the checkout. 
Domestic (Melbourne --> the rest of Australia) 
Domestic orders are shipped using the Australia Post Parcel Post, or Express Post. Standard Shipping may take up to 6 business days for interstate metro deliveries. Your tracking number will be emailed to you directly from the shipping partner when your order is dispatched. Please ensure you provide a valid email address and contact number.
International (Melbourne --> most countries)
All shipping is with Australia Post Express Courier. Please allow 2 - 5 days for delivery. You will receive a tracking number from Australia Post when the order is dispatched. Please ensure you enter a valid email address. Please note there can be service disruptions; which Seven Seeds cannot bear responsibility for. It is your responsibility to provide a secure and attended delivery address. We do not ship on public holidays or weekends. 

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