Brazil, as our hearts, are opened to everybody that want to come visit us. However, we do need to follow some protocols.
Although most of the countries are eligible for a visa-free entrance – if staying up to 90 days – some passport holders need to pay special attention.
Some countries such as U.S.A., Australia, Canada, Japan and China needs a visa. The good news is that most are eligible to apply for the electronic version, meaning since there’s no physical label, you don’t necessarily* need to come personally to the embassy/consulate to apply for it.
*unless required by authorities
If your country is one of the 94 visa exempted, you’re good to come! If not, check out more information in the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (bilingual) and fill out your form.
Visa Form: https://goo.gl/SNHpPP
Additional information: http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/vistos-para-viajar-ao-brasil#precisa
Here is a list of Brazilian Embassies around the world. Visa application and any additional inquiries on the subject, please contact your local Brazilian authority! https://goo.gl/FrDJwD
If you may need a Letter of Invitation for your visa processing, please contact us and see how we can help you! firstname.lastname@example.org
You may wander around, but all ways lead to the ICW venue.
The Expominas, the event venue, is located in a neighborhood 30 minutes away from Belo Horizonte downtown. There is many ways to get to the venue such as buses and subway. Also, transportation apps works great in Belo Horizonte: we have Uber, Cabify and 99 taxis. We do not have Lyft. Make sure you download the right ones!
The event admission is free if you belong to the coffee market. BUT, You’ve got to register beforehand for the your badge. Stay tuned, we will link a register button in this very website pretty soon!
Avenida Amazonas, 6.030
Gameleira – Belo Horizonte (MG)
CEP 30510-000, Brasil
November is Springtime in Brazil!
That means you should expect temperatures going from 19°C (66.2°F) to 28°C (82.4°F). Rain might be in the forecast, too. Historically speaking, average precipitation in this period goes to 227.6 mm, spread along 14 days in the month.
No matter if you are going to the Origin Trips, it is a good idea to bring something in your suitcase to cover you up. Besides that, comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen, hat and a light jacket will do.
For the adventurous participating the Origin Trips we will come back to this later!
Don’t forget to check Weather Channel (https://weather.com/weather/today/l/BRXX0033:1:BR) and the Brazilian version of it (https://www.climatempo.com.br/previsao-do-tempo/cidade/107/belohorizonte-mg) when you are ready to pack your bag!
The official electric tension coming out from the outlets in Belo Horizonte (and mostly all Southeastern States) is 127 V @ 60 Hz.
BUT. Some commercial facilities (as hotels) use 220 V @ 60 Hz.
“How would I know?” Common sense has it that the sockets providing 127 V are always white and the ones in 220 V is red, as below (and YES, this is the shape of our power plug, with 3 pins).
Don’t forget to bring your travel adapter and your bivolt power brick!
Bring along your smartphone, you will use it in the following ways:
• SIM Card: You may get a prepaid SIM card from one of the following operators in Belo Horizonte: TIM, CLARO, VIVO or OI. There’s no official retailer at the airport, but you may find them at newstands around town and the official retail stores in the shopping malls. Credit charging may be done in the same places, plus supermarkets, post-offices and some banks.
• Phone calls: The Brazilian telecom networks use 4G LTE: FDD in bands B3, B7 and B28. Most of the major brands are compatible to one of these bands. You have two alternatives to make voice calls while in the event: you may activate international roaming in your operator at home or get a Brazilian SIM card.
• Surfing the World Wide Web: hotels will offer wifi connectivity. Use it to catch up with your work emails, videocall your kids or business partner, search producers profiles before visiting them, or just Netflix (after the expo hours).
• Messaging: sometimes text messaging is way easier than talking. Our team is constantly connected to Whatsapp, and in the past years, it has shown to be a very effective way of direct communication. Don’t forget to download it before the event.
Forgot or broke something during your trip? Or maybe you want to use that super fresh lime, cucumber and ginger to make the magic happens behind that bar counter? Don´t worry. Check it out the list of places that you can purchase your supplies:
• MERCADO CENTRAL (Belo Horizonte’s Central Market):
This one is iconic. The Central Market of Belo Horizonte is, above all, probably one of the top 3 tourist attraction in town. It is worth a visit anyways. You may find fresh and exotic fruits and vegetables, regional/rustic/simple wares and liqueurs (in 2 specific locations inside the market).
Address: Avenida Augusto de Lima, 744 – Centro
– Monday ~ Saturday: 7:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
– Sunday: 7:00 am ~ 1:00 pm
• VERDEMAR (Supermarket):
Supermarket with a very good selection of premium food – including lots of imported goods. Fruits, vegetables and fresh baked bread worth the visit. There are 12 different location in town, all of them have the same opening hours:
– Monday ~ Saturday: 7:00 am ~ 10:00 pm
– Sunday: 7:00 am ~ 9:00 pm
Pátio Savassi: https://goo.gl/maps/qwMHKuodZJA2
São Pedro: https://goo.gl/maps/PqxQrjeGK4T2
Nossa Senhora do Carmo: https://goo.gl/maps/rMxXKv3BK9R2
• FARMER’S MARKET
There are several Farmer’s Market happening in different days and hours throughout Belo Horizonte, and they are always located in residential neighbourhoods. You may try your luck at Google early in the morning or check with you hotel concierge.
• BARWARE & SUPPLIES
- LIMÃO DISTRIBUIDORA
Liqueur distributor focused in e-commerce with LOTS of liqueur choices, syrups, utensils, glassware and everything related to bar tendering and barista life.
Website (in Portuguese): http://www.limaodistribuidora.com.br
Address: Rua do Ouro, 1100 – Serra
- OFICINA DO ESPRESSO
Tampers, pitchers, scales, and more.
Website (in Portuguese): http://www.oficinadoespresso.com
Address: Rua Monte Alegre, 582 / 101 – Serra
- OFICINA DO GELO (Dry Ice)
This is sooooooo 1980’s but we dig vintage, too.
Website (in Portuguese): https://www.oficinadogelo.com.br
Address: Rua Curitiba, 1510 – Lourdes (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/mtp7DuyKzn92)
– Monday ~ Friday: 8:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
– Saturday: 8:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
- COM.BR (Online Store)
Online store for those who are not in a hurry. Plenty of options everything bartender.
For anything specific, contact us throught email@example.com
• Emergency contacts
Here is a list of telephone numbers we don’t want you to use:
- Police (Emergency): 190
- Ambulance: 192
- Fire Department: 193
Your country’s Consulate contacts (telephone & e-mail) in Belo Horizonte may be in this link:
And this is the list of Embassies, located in Brasília (Federal District of Brazil):
Anytime, feel free to contact our staff before or during our event. We will be appropriately identified!