Types of Coffee
Comexim delivers all varieties of Arabica green beans as well as exclusive blends developed by our experts to match each customer’s requirements.
Comexim takes rigorous care of your coffee, from the reception of raw materials to the manufacture of products, in an automated manner and without manual contact.
State-of-the-art techniques and equipment guarantee the final quality, which is also the result of analysis, inspection, and tasting processes performed by experts with vast knowledge, following the high standard requirements of the premium coffee sector.
Every purchase goes through a rigorous analysis before it is completed. A sample of the lot that will be worked on is requested from the producer and analyzed in the laboratory according to the following criteria: sieving, picking, and tasting.
The coffee is bought from producers and cooperatives in different regions of Brazil. There are several types of beans that later will undergo a process destined to compose the specific blends of each customer.
After the sample has been approved and the purchase has been completed, the goods are received. Each received lot is carefully analyzed to ensure the quality standards of the purchased product. The coffee is then stored in our own warehouse, located in Ouro Fino, Minas Gerais.
According to the classification received (relative to the sieve, tasting, and appearance), the coffee is stored in silos and/or big bags.
Selection machines analyze the beans, according to the standards pre-established by the quality laboratory. The beans that fall short of the appropriate standard are automatically segregated. Once selected, the grains are sent to silos that feed two totally automated and independent production lines. These lines mix the grains in the correct proportion.
Customers and the Blend
The blend requested by the customers, that is, importers from all over the world, is prepared with strict quality control, with guaranteed standard for the whole lot. To guarantee this quality, the director, who has 30 years of experience, leads a team of classifiers and Q-Graders.
Loading and Shipping
Once ready, the coffee is shipped in the company’s own trucks to the Port of Santos (São Paulo, Brazil), from where it is further shipped to the world. To maintain control over the entire process, Comexim works vertically, ensuring total control of the product that will be delivered to each client.
Storage and Preparation
Comexim inaugurated its own warehouse in 1995 in the city of Ouro Fino (MG), near the largest regional planters in a strategic area, along the MG-290 highway, which connects Minas Gerais to the main highways in the state of São Paulo, streamlining the transport of beans.
The Atlantic Forest vegetation, as well as the varied relief, with a predominance of mountain ranges and ridges, make the region ideal for coffee growing.
The average altitude of 1,100m offers conditions to produce high-quality coffee through natural process, as required in the standards of specialty coffees.
The warehouse, which initially occupied 3,500 m², today has a constructed area of 10,000 m² with a storage capacity of up to 250,000 bags, with guaranteed safety and quality.
Besides modern technology, the warehouse has state-of-the-art equipment:
They remove larger impurities (stones and sticks).
Remove the grains with bad formation, broken, shells and other small impurities.
Separate the coffee by granulometry.
Remove defects from the coffee (PVA - Black, Green, and Burnt). They work with a compressed air injection system that, through LED lamps, by coloration, can segregate these defects.
An automation system through which the operators create process flows, moving the coffee lots from the reception area to the storage, production, and blend silos, capturing the weight of these lots through flow scales.
A set of metallic boxes with which, by means of systemic commands from the supervisor, the production can dose the exact quantity of coffee lots to obtain the client’s desired blend.
Protheus ERP System (Totvs)
Promotes greater agility, traceability, accuracy, and integration of information from all departments.
Automatic humidity control system
Guarantees the standards required for coffee storage.
The warehouse has 97 qualified collaborators operating state-of-the-art machines in the areas of reception, storage processing, and shipment of coffee.
Comexim, always aligned with modern technologies
Comexim started the WMS project, a computerized warehouse management system that monitors on real time all the movement and positioning of coffee lots by means of intelligent electronic identification tags (by radio frequency, using Wi-Fi), both on bags and on the floor and forklift readers, integrating the information with the the Protheus ERP System.
This system optimizes and ensures all movements and information accuracy, avoiding undesired mixing of coffee lots, guaranteeing the initial quality of the coffee received and of the final coffee to be shipped according to the product’s and the client’s specifications.
All the stored coffee is considered premium coffee and all the actions performed are designed to guarantee that quality is preserved throughout the process.
Comexim in the world
Currently, Comexim exports its coffees to more than 32 countries and is constantly expanding into new markets.
Orders will be delivered to the customer's place of choice.