It all started with a dream…

Our History

The year was 1902, when an Italian family from Bari, started an adventure aiming to build a new life. They jumped on a ship to Brazil and ended up in the city of Campinas to plant coffee. In 1908, the older boy started a booth at the city’s new market selling green coffee beans to final customers. What was special about this little business? He decided to roast coffee and to teach housewives how to do it properly. EDUCATING is in our essence from the very beginning.

He got married to a brave young lady and together, they’ve built a full service gourmet shop. But our link with coffee ends after a little while, when the family also starts to run a gas station. After the couple passes away at very young age, their older son has to take the family business and look after his younger brothers. Donato was his name. That’s when RESILIENCE, PERSISTANCE and COMMITMENT were imprinted to his business, and others that came further.

Young as he was, he could not keep the business working. And when this story was about to end, a man that Donato himself did not know offered his own house as bail so business could keep going. The man only mentioned he once knew Donatos’s parents and he was glad to help. If it was not for him we would probably be writing this story in a different way. That was when BELIEF, HOPE, SOLIDARITY and RESPECT to people were added to our values, reminding us we must always “payback” to society, for the chances we’ve had.

The Auto parts business grew with DEDICATION, PASSION, and above all, the sense of RESPONSIBILITY in doing our best to customers, employees and society. The family’s ENTERPRENEUR heart leaded them to invest back in the Agriculture in 1976. Daterra – meaning “From the earth” was founded. After a few farming tryouts, from cattle to avocados, we’ve bumped again in the bean that started this whole story: coffee.

Truth be told, we don’t know if coffee re-encountered us, or if we’ve unconsciously found our way back to it. The fact is that the journey in the meantime has taught us principles that even after all these years, are still present in every coffee bean we produce.

And we promise we will keep on writing this story as the world deserves: offering always the best we can to people and to our planet.

3.250

hectares of preservation lands

150.000

Native trees planted

14.000

Tons of organic composting

216

mini-farms of 5 to 15 hectares

Lands with personality and attitude

The Cerrado Region

Steady climate, dry-fresh winters, warm-wet summers. Dry winds in pleasantly hot days and refreshingly cool nights. Sounds like the dream place for one’s vacation. In fact it is the perfect condition for amazing beans to be grown. This is what you find in the region where Daterra farms are located.

Our farms in the city of Patrocínio are the oldest coffee plantations in Brazilian Cerrado region, and it is amongst the best coffee producing areas in the country. All plantations are located at an average altitude of over 3.000 ft and some terroirs are around 4.000 ft.

Wind, sun and soil are exceptional for Arabica trees. The diverse altitudes and microclimates create conditions that will later surprise the palate with a large range of flavors from velvet-chocolaty to bright-flowery profiles.

Coffee connoisseurs and world barista champions often visit the farms, and we work together to learn innovative processes for coffee cherries and creating new micro-lots of exceptional coffees.

Coffee That Is Truly Green

Sustainability

Sustainable agriculture was still quite unknown for Brazil at the time we started our coffee endeavors. How can one take something from earth without harming it? Simple: we borrow it, and then we give back.

It is not only about producing the best coffee of the world. It is about producing coffee for a better world.

  • 1st Rainforest Alliance Farm in Brazil;
  • Sustainable farm model by Illy in 2008;
  • 1st Climate-friendly farm verified to meet the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Climate Module.
  • Winner of the prize “Prêmio Fazenda Sustentável 2015” by Globo Rural, Brazil’s major agricultural magazine, as the most sustainable farm in the country
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