Antonio Andrade Pereira Filho and Maria da Conceição Costa Pereira decided to invest in growing coffee in Carmo de Minas in the early 1970s.
The first step was to buy 36 hectares of land and then began planting their first seedlings. Today, the farm has a total area of 250 hectares, of which 120 hectares are grown coffee.
As the coffee trees grew, so did the farm, and Antonio and Maria had two daughters, Maria Valeria and Maria Rogeria.
Since childhood, both of Antonio's daughters followed in his footsteps and were involved in growing coffee.
In 2002, when the era of premium coffee began in Carmo de Minas, the two ladies ran their own farms.
When their father died, the sisters decided to join forces and renamed the whole agricultural project to the current name Irmãs Pereira. Everything improved even more when they invited their cousins Jacques Pereir Carneiro and Luis Paul Dias Pereir Filho to the Carmo Coffees community. It was Luiz who was most involved in developing the farm and moving forward by trying new approaches to cherry processing. The success of this approach has led the company to invest in better cherry processing equipment and experiment with non-traditional processes.
In addition to the usual processing methods, it is therefore possible to taste coffees processed using the Black Honey and Honey methods.
Great emphasis in growing coffee is placed on the quality of cherries grown, which is increasing from year to year, and for this reason it is the third harvest that we imported from Carmo Coffees.
Carmo Coffees combines years of tradition and experience in growing coffee with new scientific approaches.
During the ripening of the cherries, the sugar content is measured. Thanks to this, farmers know exactly when to pick cherries to achieve their optimal ripeness.