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Fazenda Sertão

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About Fazenda Sertão

Our Head of coffee

Will says:

“The heavy bitterness of dark chocolate really stands out in this cup, offset perfectly by undertones of cherry, a jammy sweetness and a light almond note that trails into the aftertaste.”

About the area

Fazenda Sertão is located in Carmo de Minas in Brazil - a mountainous area known for having ideal weather conditions for growing premium coffees. All the coffees are grown facing the tops of the farm’s hills, where it’s sunny and ventilated. This allows for uniform ripening and reduces the risk of fungi, meaning the overall quality of the coffee is much higher.

About the farmers

Fazenda Sertão owners, José Isidro Pereira and his wife Nazareth Dias Pereira were married in 1949. José actually graduated from dentistry and practiced as a dentist for three years. He then returned to the Sertão farm, when he inherited it from his mother.

Now, the couple’s children, Francisco, Luiz Paulo, Glycia and Sandra, each help run the business and contribute greatly to its development. As Fazenda Sertão continues to grow, José’s and Nazareth’s grandchildren are also now involved in the entire coffee chain.

A quick Q&A with the farmers, José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira:

How would you describe your relationship with Pact Coffee?

"We have been working with Pact coffee since 2014, putting care and attention into every lot of coffee we grow. We are very happy that our relationship with Pact has introduced our beloved coffee to thousands of coffee drinkers in the UK and that, through the premium prices paid for it, we have been able to make life better for thousands of people working on farms in Carmo de Minas."

Tell us something about your farm that you could only know by working there…

"We have a lot of snakes. It’s something our workers really need to be careful of. "

What does coffee mean to you?

"My life, my family and my business all revolve around coffee."


ACIDITYMalic (Apple)
FLAVOURDark chocolate, cherry, almond
PRODUCERJosé Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira
TASTING NOTEDark chocolate, cherry, almond
VARIETALYellow Bourbon
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