Farma:Sertão Farm Producer: Nazareth Dias Pereira Region:Minas Gerais Altitude: 1100 - 1450 m n.m. Trial: Natural Variety: Red Bourbon Acidity: Low Flavor profile: hazelnuts, nougat, cocoa
Sertao farm history
The history of the farm is connected with the first cultivation in the Carmo de Minas area. José Isidro Pereira, who is from the first generation of coffee growers in this region, says that life is about being responsible, but you also need to enjoy it. José lost his father when he was 1 year old and was raised by his loving mother. He studied dentistry and worked as a dentist for a few years. But fate played a nasty game with José again when he lost his mother a few years later. After her death, he returned to Carmo de Minas, where he inherited a piece of land from her - today's Fazenda Sertao farm. A few years later, in 1949, José married Nazareth, the love of his life.
José's inspiration in business and work has always been the memory of his father. Years passed and José and Nazareth had their own children: Francisco, Luiz Paulo, Glycia and Sandra. The parents wanted each of them to go their own way, which eventually happened. Each studied and worked in a different industry. But today they too have returned to the family farm.
It's no secret that compared to the past, the Carmo de Minas region has a reputation for growing quality coffees. However, this was also done in the past, when production was focused more on volume. Many commercial coffee buyers sought out this region due to the cultivation of quality Arabica varieties such as Yellow bourbon.
The Sertao farm is located at an altitude of 1000 m.a.s.l. In the micro region of Carmo de Minas, a region called Minas Gerais. Average annual temperatures in the area of coffee farms are around 18ºC. Coffee trees are planted on hilltops that have a gradient of up to 50%. This is very important to protect the coffee plant against frost in winter and against the development of fungi, because there is less relative humidity on the hills. All these details are the reason for high quality coffee production.