Marie Nakao Sasaki started working on her parents’ farm in 2004, when she decided to leave Sao Paulo and embrace a new challenge in Patos de Minas. But her family’s journey in coffee began many years earlier…
Blog posts related to The Coffee Quest’s origins.
Driving through the regions such as Tarrazu or West-Valley show many new micro-mills on the side of the road. Hacienda Candelaria seems to be an excellent example of successfully reaching this point, as a result of a step they took some time ago. The family and estate are very involved in the local community and have sponsored a school and soccer field, among other contributions.