Claudio Carneiro Pinto and his siblings inherited the land which became Sítio Grota São Pedro in the 1960s. In the early 2000s the farm was split, with each brother taking a piece of the farm for growing coffee in their own way. Claudio decided to grow and process coffee organically and over the years has bought the other brothers' land and established his own larger farm. The farm is truly multidimensional; Claudio has a dairy herd which provides milk for dulce de leche, ponds for fishing and an extraordinary variety of fruit trees. The fruit trees include guava, banana, abacaxi, abóbora, batata roxa, goiba, jabuticaba and more. The fruit is turned into jam and this is sold through dopeaopote.com.br
, the farm’s organic goods shop. The last couple of years have been very challenging at São Pedro, Claudio has had some health problems and has relinquished some of the more physically demanding work to his daughter and son-in-law, and there has been less rain than usual. The lack of rain is problematic going forward for the farm and farming in this part of Brasil; production levels have decreased and Claudio, with his family, are concentrating on developing an enhanced pruning program to try to coax the trees into increased production.