Located in the Chapada Diamantina, in the city of Piatã, BA, Chácara São Judas Tadeu, is owned by Mr. Antônio Rigno, a coffee producer for more than 30 years. This geographical region is quite privileged and differentiated, with a temperature that varies from 2° to 18°C in the winter, presenting quite favorable conditions to producing high-quality coffee.
The owner seeks to grow coffee sustainably, he gives workers technical guidance on the use of chemical pesticides and correct disposal of these products’ packaging to avoid harming the environment. He plants trees in the areas around the farm and stimulates job-creation and income for local families.
Using his own harvest and post-harvest techniques, the owner has won awards over the years together with his family. Among them the most important are first place in the Cup of Excellence in 2009, first, second and third in 2014, and first and second in 2015.
The harvest is done by hand, mostly by female workers (the so-called “coffee pickers”). The coffee cherries are selectively harvested in bowls twice per day, and then taken by tractors to the pulping machine. Drying is done on patios, the beans spread in layers of about 4 centimeters and raked several times per day. The dried coffee is separated into numbered lots, then taken to depots with ambient conditions recommended for coffee storage.
Great care is required to produce quality coffee at Chácara São Judas Tadeu, from preparing the land appropriately, growing and planting seedlings, to processing, the entire process being followed and guided by specialized technicians from AGRIPEC, an agricultural support company.
Producer Antônio Rigno is always seeking to invest in appropriate infrastructure, such as pulpers, dryers and covered patios, for the final result to be the highest quality coffee possible.
|Farm Name||Chácara São Judas Tadeu|
|Farmer/Rep.||Antônio Rigno de Oliveira|
|Size (30kg boxes)||23|
|City||Piatã – Bahia|
|Aroma/Flavor||Chocolate (3), Lemon (3), Brown Sugar (2), Caramel (2), Cedar (2), Herby (2), Mandarin Orange (2), Molasses (2), Sweet (2), Tangerine (2), Almond, Apple, Berry, Black Cherry, Black Tea, Brown Roast, Brown Spice, Cacao Nibs, Caramelo, Cherry, Citrus, creamy, Dark Chocolate, Floral, Grain & Cereal, Grape, Grassy, Green Apple, Honey, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Lime grass, Maple Syrup, Mascavo, Milk Chocolate, Nut, Nutty, Oolong Tea, Orange, Raisin, Sage, Sharp, Sugar cane juice, Sultana, sweet black tea when cooled, Syrupy, Tart, Tea like, Tengerine, Vanilla, Walnut|
|Acidity||Bright (3), Citric Acid (3), Malic Acid (2), Apple, Grippy acidity, Lemon, Lemon & Lime, Soft, Sour|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||15 hectares|
|Farm Size||35 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1521.19|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||690|