Peter Valerio – Founder & Roaster

Peter Valerio was born in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  He lived in Guaxupe, near Sao Pedro, from the age of 4-10 and again from 16-18. He worked with his uncle at a coffee warehouse and developed a love of coffee. He served in the Brazilian military for 5 years. After his service was completed, he decided to move to the United States.

Peter lived in South Korea for four years and a year in Spain, the land of Peter’s grandparents. Upon returning to the United States, Peter started in the pool industry. Peter owns and operates Lakewood Ranch Pool & Paver. During a visit to Brazil in 2018, Peter decided to start Sao Pedro Café Importers. During 2019 the company acquired the roasting machines and initial inventory.

In 2020, the company was licensed and ready for business. Peter went to roasting school in Brazil and studied with the roasting machine designer.  He has loved learning to consistently make the perfect, smooth roast of Medium, Dark, Italian Espresso, or Traditional coffee.