Farm: Fazenda Santo Antonio
Number of Farmers: 1
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Fazenda Santo Antonio is located in South Minas. South Minas is a transition area to the ever popular Cerrado region. Close to the farm are the headwaters of the river Minas Gerais. Minas Gerais State is responsible for most of the water in Brazil. If the Minas Gerais has a lack of rainfall, the entire country suffers from wide spread drought.
Joao Newton Reis is an engineer that used to be employed as a multinational company executive. After early success, he left his executive status to live the farm life again. Due to his success as an executive, he implemented many international skills and introduced new farm management procedures making the coffee production of Fazenda Santo Antonio more efficient, productive and sustainable. Reis has helped to develop new methods to increase quality and explore the best of what the farm has to offer.