Bossa nova, samba, folkloric rhythms, jazz, reggae… a digest of joy and musical good humour! As you may have guessed, the inspiration for our coffee beans from Brazil is the famous musician Gilberto Gil.
Gilberto Gil is an icon of Brazilian culture, whose fame has spread far beyond the borders of his country. He has taken Brazilian music down previously unexplored paths, adding rock and African rhythms, dusting off traditions.
It was in the 1960s that he started making music and quickly developed his own style, mixing samba, bossa nova, traditional Brazilian rhythms and Western pop. The Brazilian regime, which was a military dictatorship at the time, did not take kindly to this revolutionary music and had him arrested… In exile, he had the opportunity to enrich his musical palette by working with Pink Floyd, Yes, but also big names in jazz and reggae.
Not only a musician, he was also a political figure from 2003 to 2008, when he became Brazil’s Minister of Culture.
A warm and charismatic personality, combining dynamism and creativity, to whom we wanted to pay tribute through our Brazilian coffee beans “Gilberto”.