Fazenda Guariroba, owned by Homero Aguiar Paiva, is located in Santo Antônio do Amparo, Minas Gerais State, Campo das Vertentes micro-region. The farm has 200 hectares in total area, 90 hectaresfor growing coffee and 20 hectares for natural reserve. The main coffee varieties are Yellow Catucaí and Yellow Bourbon.
Homero Aguiar Paiva belongs to a traditional coffee family. His father, Mr Afranio Aguiar Paiva was born at Cachoeira Farm. He graduated in Dentistry and years later dedicated his life to growing coffee following the family tradition. He also worked for many years at the Brazilian Coffee Institute (IBC). Mr Homero Aguiar Paiva, a civil engineer and successful businessman with deep coffee roots, decided to invest in specialty coffee production. In 2009, he purchased a 200-ha land from Cachoeira Farm belonging to his uncle, Mr Fernando Aguiar Paiva. This is exactly the same place where his father, the late Mr Afranio Paiva, was born.
Cachoeira Farm, built in 1840, is recognized as a Specialty Sustainable and Organic Coffee producer. Mr Fernando Paiva, 90 years old, was a pioneer in quality coffee production in Brazil and also one of the founders of the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA). Over the last seven years, Homero Aguiar Paiva has carried out remarkable and professional work in specialty coffee production at Guariroba Farm. Planting outstanding coffee varieties and investing in post-harvesting process, he won the first prize of the 2016 Cup of Excellence. He dedicated this award to his uncle Mr Fernando Paiva, for his pioneering and dedication to specialty coffees in their region, and mostly for their common ground and history
Cachoeira Farm and Guariroba Farm are neighboring areas and share many water reserves (river sources). Therefore, both farms share a common project in water preservation, planting native trees, and creating protective areas. They are also currently engaged in a post-harvesting Project.