Mariano Estate was founded in 1909 by Manoel Barbosa Junqueira as a small property located in the São Domingos Mountain range. Due to it’s great location, perfect for coffee, Mariano Estate started to get recognized by its excellent coffee throughout the years.The knowhow in producing coffee was passed down from generation to generation. Today the brothers Henrique and Ricardo Barbosa, sons of Manoel Barbosa Junqueira, run the farm. They have been making great progress at Mariano Estate in terms of Coffee Quality and Sustainability. The employees have great quality of life at the farm’s houses, and their kids have access to the school. The welfare of workers on the farm is taken seriously. All employees are registered according to Brazilian employment and labor laws and receive full employment and labor rights. Their children go to schools located within the surrounding area or in nearby Poços de Caldas, and students who live on the farm are provided with free transportation to their schools. Mariano Estate is constantly looking for improvement in coffee quality in accordance with the environment and human rights.