With the dream of a better life, Antonio Andrade Pereira Filho and Maria da Conceição Costa Pereira decided to invest in his farm of 90 acres in the city of Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais (Brazil). In 1971 they planted the first coffee seedlings in a city where coffee production was on the rise. The coffee produced at Fazenda Irmãs Pereira is Arabica, and has several varieties as Acaiá, Red Bourbon, yellow bourbon, yellow and red Catuai, yellow and red Catucaí and the Novo Mundo. The best quality are the yellow and red Bourbon variety and after that the coffees of the yellow strain. With an amazing aroma and distinctive taste, its flavor varies from citrus fruits to bittersweet chocolate.
For this coffees, the pulped natural process is used, resulting in a more aromatic cup quality, which is rich in flavor, homogenous and clean. Fazenda Irmãs Pereira is internationally known and recognized for their high quality coffees, which have already won many awards for specialty coffees, like the Cup Of Excellence BSCA (Brazil Specialty Coffee Association), the Award of Ernesto Illy quality Coffee Espresso for the Illycaffèe and the Competition Quality Coffees of Minas Emater-MG (Technical Assistance and Rural Extension of Minas Gerais).
The Carmo de Minas micro-region, with fertile lands and rugged terrain, has gorgeous coffee plantations cultivated at high altitudes that vary between 900 and 1,500 meters. Although sunny weather prevails, temperatures are mild and rainfall is distributed uniformly over the year. This exceptional cultivation is the result of the perfect natural environment in combination with careful coffee production practices carried out with efficiency and devotion by the Fazenda Sertao team. Coffee from this region is known for its full body and medium-to-high acidity. The region’s economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs.