Farm info

Ézio Sartori is of Italian descent and is the fourth generation of coffee growers in his family since the 1940s. He has been working alongside his father José Sartori since he was a child and helped him grow his coffee lands

In 1989 Ézio married Maria Aparecida Dalvi and acquired the land she inherited from her family in the city of Castelo. 17 of the farms 17 hectares are planted with coffee, ranging from 890 to 1000 meters above sea level. Today he applies what he learned from his father, completing a selective harvest and drying the coffee on a covered patio and raised beds. Even with all the challenges he faced from lack of manual labor, he has been able to count on the support of his family. His sons, Everton and Willian, are also passionate for coffee production and anticipate following in the footsteps of their father. The family relies on coffee production as their sole source of income.

Region

Montanhas do Espirito Santo

The Montanhas do Espirito Santo region is dominated by small-scale coffee-growers and is characterized by the presence of farmers who are actively engaged in the entire chain of the production process. Growers in Espirito Santo work with family members and build off of traditional knowledge to innovate and improve their quality of life and coffee. Located in the southern area of the Espirito Santo state, where mild temperatures (73ºF) and steep highlands (between 700 and 1,000 meters) favor growing Arabica coffees, this region produces a superb quality coffee with a round body, nice acidity, and fine sweetness. While the most common process for the region is Natural, Pulped Naturals are increasing in popularity.

The state of Espirito Santo has its capital in the city of Vitoria, and the costal location of Espirito Santo to the south of Bahia, east of Minas Gerais, and North of Rio de Janeiro makes it a popular destination for its beaches. Inland, Espirito Santo is home to natural parks and preserves that protect the rich diversity of flora and fauna. Many communities in the mountains of Espirito Santo were settled at the beginning of the twentieth century by European immigrants from Italy and the Pomeranian region along the Baltic Sea coast, straddling the border between what are now Germany and Poland.