Andre Ferro – Quality Grader & Roaster
Andre Ferro was born in Guaxuape, Minas Gerais, Brazil. At the age of 15 he began working with his father, Demetrio Ferro, in the coffee industry. By the age of 18 he had learned the art of coffee tasting and quality control. He became a certified Quality Grader. In 1999 he moved to Manhuaçu to manage the Department of Quality. In 2004 he worked for the Olam Company.
In 2006 he began working for Illy Café in the quality control department.
In 2010 he moved to the Louis Dreyfus Commodities Company in quality control and trading. In 2015 Andre stared his own company, Comercio e Exportacion Sao Pedro de Unaio. He purchased a warehouse for buying, grading, and selling green beans. He developed a relationship with farmers all over the South of Brazil over the years.
In 2018, he decided to assist Peter in starting a company to import and roast quality, gourmet coffee with a smooth and delicious taste in the United States.