Brazil, The Pereira Family of Fazenda Sertão, Carmo Coffees
The Pereira Family are pioneering coffee producers in Carmo de Minas with over 70 years of history that began with husband-and-wife Jose Isidro and Nazareth Pereira. Their traditions have continued on alongside purposeful innovations under the leadership of the family's second generation, brothers Francisco and Luiz Paulo, who are at the helm of CarmoCoffees — Brazil's leading purveyor of the country's finest coffees and partner to the coffee world's foremost tastemakers.
Burundi, Diane Nsengiyumva and Andrea Fabiani, The Kawasili Project
Andrea Fabiani and Diane Nsengiyumva, both agronomic engineers, are the husband-and-wife team leading the Kawasili Project, a progressive coffee processing center in Gahombo Commune, Kayanza Province in Buyenzi, one of the country’s five coffee-growing regions They established Kawasili to focus on natural and honey-focused post-harvest processing and explore flavor diversification while contributing to environmental conservation. The Project has enabled their partner farmers to get more value back for their harvests by differentiating from traditionally known Burundian flavor profiles.
Ethiopia, Kebir Coffee and Smallholder Farmers
Cognizant of coffee's status as one of Ethiopia's most essential lifelines, Kebir Coffee has built its three-decade-old enterprise upon pursuing high quality and with customer satisfaction at its core. They are enabled by a streamlined organization and management system that allow them to sustain thriving relationships with a network of smallholder farmers in renowned coffee-growing zones, such as Guji, and cater to the particular flavor preferences desired across different markets worldwide.