Characteristics of the coffee lot
Variety: Yellow Catucai
Average elevation: 1230 masl
Characteristics of the property
Location: Sao Gonc’alo do Sapucai,
MG Region: Mantiqueira de Minas
Total area: 12 ha
Area planted with coffee: 11 ha
Highest elevation: 1280 masl
Lowest elevation: 1200 masl
Telephone: +55 35 99816-1495
E-mail: [email protected]
History of the farm
Fazenda Fortaleza, owned by the Borges Family, is located in the south of Minas Gerais, in the Mantiqueira de Minas region, at an elevation of around 1280 meters and has 11 hectares of coffee planted. With each passing year, the farm is able to produce higher quality, the family is passionate about coffee and goes all out with post-harvest processing.
The producer’s father was a pioneer in coffee production, bringing seedlings from a neighboring city in an ox-pulled cart. His father increased the area planted and when he passed away in 1999, he left a small piece of coffee fields to each child.
Since the death of his father, the producer has worked on the property. In 2002, he studied Business Administration in a nearby city. He met Grasiela and the two married in 2003 and had a son that same year. The family of three lives on the farm.
In 2015, they discovered the potential their coffees had. They knew that they had good coffees, but unfortunately, they did not have anyone to sell it to. They were champions of a contest held by Apas (Alto da Serra Producer Association) with a coffee scoring 91.7 points. Since then, 100% of their production is specialty coffees. Today the farm is certified by Certi ca Minas. The producers are grateful to their partners and buyers, as there is no point in having specialty coffees if there are not special people to buy them. Through specialty coffees, they have achieved their dream of having a better quality of life.
Coffee processing system
Concern about quality
Fazenda Fortaleza constantly seeks to improve the quality of its coffees. Today 100% of its production is specialty coffee. To do this, they are very committed to post-harvest processing, always focusing on sustainability.
Certi ca Minas Cafe_
Expiration: 10 November 2017
|Farm Name||FAZENDA FORTALEZA 2017|
|Farmer/Rep.||GRASIELA MARIS DE SOUZA|
|Altitude||1200 – 1280 masl|
|Size (30kg boxes)||10|
|City||SÃO GONÇALO DO SAPUCAi|
|Region||MANTIQUEIRA DE MINAS|
|Program||Brazil Naturals 2017|
|Aroma/Flavor||Winy, cherry, floral, orange, sugar cane, citrus, raisin, prune, pineapple, concord grape, honey, marzipan.|
|Acidity||Structured, citric, very complex, blackberry.|
|Other||Silky mouthfeel, transparent, balanced, syrupy raisins, prunes, complex.|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||661.39|
|High bidders||Veneziano Coffee Roasters|