Fazenda Ouro Verde was transformed into an alternate income source for its owners’ families in the late 1980s when it was run by the current owner’s father-in-law, from whom Cândido first learned about coffee growing. The farm is in Piatã, in the Chapada Diamantina region, at about 1300 meters of elevation and with temperatures varying between 2 and 17°C.
Caring for the environment is one of the owner’s concerns, which he demonstrates by disposing correctly of pesticide packaging, by seeking technical guidance regarding the use of pesticides and by planting trees around the property. Much care is required to produce high-quality coffee, from adequate soil preparation to seedling planting to processing and warehousing of the beans.
Produtor Candido Rosa is attentive to new quality coffee production techniques. He also seeks to invest in suitable machinery to continuously improve the final result, always following the guidance of specialized technicians.
Using his own harvest and post-harvest techniques and always with the guidance and oversight of his father-in-law, Antônio Rigno, Cândido has won important awards in Brazilian coffee production, with the best coffee in the country (Cup of Excellence – Pulped Naturals) in 2009 and in 2014, and placing second in 2015.
|Farm Name||Ouro Verde (2016)|
|Farmer/Rep.||Candido Vladimir Ladeia Rosa|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||29|
|City||Piatã – Bahia|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2016|
|Aroma/Flavor||Brown sugar, florals, jasmine, tangerine, dark chocolate, red beries, strawberry, toffee, plum|
|Acidity||Tartaric, defined, lively|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||30 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1918|
|High bidders||Beijing HMC Foods Co., Ltd & Knockbox Coffee Company (HK)|