Coffee began to be planted in 1999 and all the coffee plantation areas are located at an altitude of 1,200 meters. No pesticides are used in the soil, nor herbicides. Most of the fertilization is made with residual husks from coffee processing. Duly registered and qualified employees form the labor force used to execute all the property services.
Coffee processing system
The coffee beans are picked manually, in a selective way and in some coffee plots only. Once the coffee is picked, it is transported to be processed by the wet process. After passing through the washer and the pulper, the cherry beans are transported to the drying area, which begins in the suspended terraces and is completed in hot houses (no driers are used). The dry beans of coffee that float in the water/the coffee beans that dried on the coffee trees and the green beans are sent to be dried on terrace, and can be placed in rotary driers in the final stage, if necessary. Before being re-processed the beans are placed in wooden bins. Concern with quality Specialized employees operate the modern coffee processing wet process and dry process equipment. The propertys infrastructure consists of a cemented terrace, a suspended terrace, hot houses, and rotary driers fed by a central furnace, which guarantee more options during the coffee drying stage, as required. All production stages are computer documented, which allows the reliable traceability of each lot produced in the farm.
|Farm Name||Estancia Fonte Alta|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||43|
|Region||Sul de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2006|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||40|
|High bidders||Gala Coffee and Tea ltd|