The history of coffee growing in the Sarreta family started with Mr. Gilberto Sarreta, Fernando de Oliveira Sarreta’s father. Gilberto worked as a carpenter but had a dream of acquiring his own land and investing in coffee production. He worked hard and soon bought his own property, which he named Sítio São Francisco after his family’s devotion to the Saint.
The passion for coffee cultivation was passed from father to son, and currently Fernando administers the farm with the support of his family. Fernando has always been focused on producing quality coffee without harming the environment and decided to earn Organic certification for the farm to bring differentiated coffee to even more consumers.
The biggest challenge to earning this certification was seeking local knowledge to help implement the requirements. Persistence and love of coffee helped Fernando and his family overcome all difficulties.
Sítio São Francisco is located in the city of Jeriquara in the Alta Mogina region of São Paulo state. The farm is 260 hectares and produces 7,500 bags each harvest. The farm grows many varieties of Arabica coffee unique to Brazil; read more about these and other cultivars on our Origin blog.