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For December 2022, we are highlighting our newest single-origin coffee from Fazenda Irmas Pereira, Brazil!
"Our greatest pride our union as sisters and our main challenge is to keep our pioneering spirit up to date. This is what makes our coffee stand out in the market. This is what makes the difference. If we stay on the edge of innovations, we’ll always be a step ahead and in a strong position”- Maria Rogéria Pereira
We are so excited to share with you this incredible coffee from two awesome humans--the Pereira Sisters from Brazil! Both Maria Valéria and Maria Rogéria Pereira are two of the kindest and most ambitious women you will ever meet. Part of our mission at Nostalgia is seeking out and working with minority and women owned farms, so you can imagine how excited we were to make our largest trading partner by volume the Pereira Sisters! Their coffee not only is in this single origin offering, but another lot of theirs makes up 50% of our Memory Lane Blend.
Taylor spent a week last summer in Carmo de Minas, Brazil at Fazenda Irmãs Pereira and Carmo Coffee (their sister company and export partner). Over that week, she grew increasingly inspired by these incredible sisters and all the women around Carmo Coffee. Their grit, resilience and classy vibes left her in awe and extra bummed to leave Brazil. In addition to great coffee, the food, people, and surrounding landscape in the Carmo de Minas region is exceptional. It's no wonder that Taylor is already planning to head back ASAP.
Fun fact: Taylor originally fell in love with coffee at Intelligentsia in Chicago while studying for her CPA exam. It turns out that Intelligentsia was one of their biggest and first roasting partners in the USA! Seems we are following in good footsteps!
A little more on the history:
Antônio Andrade Pereira Filho and Maria da Conceição Costa Pereira decided to invest on coffee growing in Carmo de Minas in early 70’s. They bought 90 acres of land and started to plant the first seedlings. While those trees grew, the two daughters of the couple were born: Maria Valéria and Maria Rogéria. The sisters started helping their father to run the farm at very early age. When they got married, their husbands came to join forces on their wives' common mission. When their father died, the sisters decided not to split, but to make their union even stronger. Therefore, they changed the name of the farm from Serrado to Irmãs Pereira (Pereira Sisters, in English) to seal the spirit of sisterhood. With the new management techniques, the family invested in the production of specialty coffees as well as in new ways to process coffee. At Nostalgia, we are all about innovation so aligning with the Pereira Sisters who are also innovators will push the limit of what we originally thought was possible with coffee!