Santo Antonio, Pinhal & Vertentes farms

Fifth generation coffee growers

Pedro Gabarra is the 5th generation of coffee growers in his family, accumulating valuable knowledge transmitted from his father, Joao Newton Teixeira, and his grandfather.

Located in Southern Minas Gerais, in a micro-region known as "Campos das Vertentes", Santo Antonio farm was inherited in 1994, and Pinhal farm was acquired in 1997. At that time, it had only 100 coffee trees as dairying cattle was the main activity.

Located in Southern Minas Gerais, in a micro-region known as "Campos das Vertentes", Santo Antonio farm was inherited in 1994, and Pinhal farm was acquired in 1997. At that time, it had only 100 coffee trees as dairying cattle was the main activity.

Santo Antonio & Pinhal are run by the farmers, who take care of all stages during the crop. It is not uncommon to find Pedro picking up the cherries during the harvesting time. Each farm maintains more than 40% of the total area for reforestation / legal reserve, showing the respect they have for the environment and the cultural history of their land.

“What is essential to us is the human relationship, mutual respect, and also respect for the nature, and most of all, our passion for coffee. For me and for my family, coffee was never only coffee, for me coffee is the same as passion, coffee is life, coffee is movement.”

- says Pedro

They currently have 5 different and permanent projects that aim to create environmental awareness, a better relationship between the workers' families and a hope for a better future for the generations to come. Minas Hill Coffee has been proudly supporting those projects since 2013, when our partnership started.”

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