Coffee Tips

Here are some tips so you can brew Carvalho’s superb, premium roasted Brazilian coffee from the comfort of your home.

Keep coffee brewing simple

We are often asked about coffee machines and which is the best.

We recommends a simple inverted cone that fits on top of the pot and holds a filter. We show customers how to brew delicious coffee. Average quality coffee that is well brewed could possibly taste better than good quality coffee brewed badly.

It’s also important to demonstrate how to grind coffee so that there is no powder, which clogs the filter and restricts the flow of water. This means the coffee is brewing too slowly, causing over-extraction, and resulting in a bitter brew.

We sell a good quality plastic cone for $9 and also has glass and ceramic cones available.

Personal taste will dictate whether you like light, medium or dark roast. For the uncommitted, we will brew a selection so that you can compare. We sells more medium dark, with its nutty chocolate undertones.

Amazingly, the difference between the more fruity medium roast, and the medium dark roast, is just one more minute in the roaster.

Use coffee within a week or two

Coffee can’t be judged for freshness by its colour like some products. It always looks brown even if it’s a year old. In terms of freshness, coffee should be compared with cake. You want to eat cake within a week and you want to brew coffee within a week of two of the package being opened. After the package is open, it begins to oxidize, and each day the quality gets lower.

At Carvalho Coffee, coffee is available in as small as 250 gram packages which can be used up quickly. Carvalho Coffee is certified by UTZ Kapeh. Award-winning Carvalho coffee scores high in quality as well as social and environmental standards.

It is not Fair Trade certified because the farm is too large for their standards. “After all, it is fair trade when you are buying directly from the farmer”.

The community of about 200 people who live on the plantation, have many employees that were born there. The farm provides a school, church and doctor’s office as well as a regulation size soccer field where workers from other plantations come for matches.

Although Oakville is a world away from the coffee trees in Brazil, We are able to share a taste of Brazil through Carvalho Coffee.

Drop in and discover the flavours of the best coffee Brazil has to offer.

Our Coffees

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Traceable back to the farm, socially and environmentally responsible, certified.


  • Heavy, full body and roasted flavour
  • Dark chocolate
  • Burnt caramel
  • Roasted nuts

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Medium - Microlot

  • Balanced Citric acidity
  • Chocolate Tone
  • Nuts

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  • Heavy, full body and bold flavour
  • Dark chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Roasted nuts

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  • Medium body, smooth and easy drinking.
  • Chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Soft orange
  • Nut

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  • Medium body, smooth and round with a touch of acidity
  • Chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Orange
  • Nougat

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  • Full Bodied
  • Nuts
  • Caramel Sweetness
  • Fine citric Acidity

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  • Heavy and chocolate tart
  • Citric acidity

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V60 Dripper HARIO

 V60 Range Server HARIO

Hario V60 paper filter

Please note: there are no returns. If you are not satisfied with your order please contact us.

Store Location:

775 Pacific Rd. Unit 30
Oakville, ON, Canada
L6L 6M4

A quick exit off of Bronte and QEW will bring you to a little patch of Brazil right in Oakville. Follow Bronte Rd. south to first left on Wyecroft Rd. and then second left is Pacific Rd. We are just behind the Toyota dealership.

Hours of Operation:

MON Closed
TUE 10am – 5 pm
WED 10am – 5 pm
THU 10am – 5 pm
FRI 10am – 5 pm
SAT 10am – 4 pm
SUN Closed