Fazenda Serra do Bone is located in the mountains in Araponga, in the Mata de Minas area of Minas Gerais. It was purchased in 1988 and at the time had only 7 hectares devoted to coffee. Since then the owner has gradually expanded the area planted in coffee, which now stands at 87 hectares. A preserved native forest makes up the propertys remaining 73 hectares.
System Carlos Sergio Sanglard is a committed conservationist. Believing that in preserving nature he can also preserve the health of his co-workers and the people who drink his coffee, he resolved to adopt an organic approach to the management of his crops. Verifying that the region had the potential to produce specialty coffees, he embarked on a process of separating and tracking the lots based on standards for organic production. Since then special care has been taken at every step in the process, from the washing and pulping to drying the coffee on suspended concrete patios. Commitment to Quality Since opting for organic production and investing in the processing infrastructure, the grower has achieved outstanding results: 1st place, Cup of Excellence, Mata de Minas, 2003 4th place, Cup of Excellence, 2005 2nd place, specialty coffee competition, Minas Gerais Extension Services (EMATERMG), 2007 1st place, specialty coffee competition, Minas Gerais Extension Services (EMATERMG) and finalist, Cup of Excellence, 2008 Now among the winners of the 2009 Cup of Excellence, Carlos Sergio Sanglard is proud that he has been able to produce organic coffees of such high quality on his property.
|Farm Name||Serra Do Bone|
|Farmer/Rep.||Carlos Sergio Sanglard|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||36|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2009|
|Aroma/Flavor||black currant, pear, Muscat, juicy, spicy, orange, apricot, caramel, floral rose, molasses, slightly nutty, almonds, sweet pipe tobacco|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Variety||Red Catuai Yellow Catuai|
|Coffee Growing Area||87|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2359.5|
|High bidders||Invalsa Coffee® (US) with Noble Coffee (US), Java Blend Coffee (CAN), Terroir Coffee (US), Richmond Inv’t, BNS Corp, Coffeeplant, Momos Coffee (KOR) and Wataru & Co., Ltd.|