About the Brazil Trip:
The Nossa Familia Coffee tour is the brain
child of Augusto Dias Carneiro, a native Brazilian who has
been residing in Portland, Oregon since 1996. Augusto moved
to Portland to attend the University of Portland. After
graduating and working in engineering Augusto decided he’d
like to create Nossa Familia Coffee. His main business is
importing coffee from his family farm in Brazil and roasting
it in Portland. His passion is sharing his family's coffee
history and showcasing the farm and the beautiful area of
Brazil. In this unique tour, Augusto will personally guide
you through his family's coffee fields, gorgeous forests,
and beautiful lush valleys in the hilly region where his
family settled more than 120 years ago.
You'll be staying in Augusto's cousin's refined, century old family home, just outside the city of Pocos de Caldas (paw-sohs
the cahl-das). Besides great coffee, the trip will include lots
of cultural explorations, culinary delights, hikes, a great coffee
"boot camp" experience as well as time for relaxation.
About the Region:
The city of Pocos de Caldas has a population
of 150,000 and was founded in the mid 1800s. Initially,
it was a hub of agricultural activity, then transitioning
to a cultural and local tourism center with the introduction
of the"Thermas"; (the roman style bath house),
and with Palace Hotel, the 5 star hotel and Casino (gambling
is now illegal in Brazil so you'll have to arrange your
own poker matches in our hotel).
Pocos is a city rich in culture, with
lots of live music, museums and art galleries, unique architecture,
and public markets, such as the "Mercado"; and
the "Feirinha" where you will feast your senses
in the local culture.