In the division of her familys estate, made among 11 children, the owner inherited from her father not only the Fazenda Baixa da Pedra land, but also the passion for this fabulous beverage coffee. This passion is demonstrated by her constant presence in coffee plantations, with the purpose of producing quality cups. The farms management has a commitment to maintaining the harmony between technology and the environment, giving priority to the adequate handling of soil and water to preserve the existing vegetation and wild animals. Employees have access to schools, as well as to transportation, health care and leisure, through contacts with relevant entities and associations.
Coffee processing system
The harvested ripe beans are washed and pulped as soon as they arrive from the plantations, and then they are spread in thin layers on a concrete terrace during the first days. Revolved many times a day, in a slow drying process, coffee remains on the terrace until its humidity reaches 11 degrees. Subsequently, it is bagged and stored in pergamino. The above-mentioned lot received final processing right after the announcement of the first phase finalists of the Cup of Excellence Competition, and was transported to the Cooperative. Concern with quality Maria Aparecida Dias de Castro is a member of COCARIVE – Cooperativa de Cafe do Vale do Rio Verde [Rio Verde Valley Coffee Cooperative], and receives from COCARIVE all the support and supervision she requires.
|Farm Name||Fazenda Baixa Da Pedra|
|Farmer/Rep.||Maria Aparecida Dias De Castro|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||25|
|City||Carmo De Minas|
|Region||Sul de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2006|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||23|
|High bidders||Arab Coffee Co., Ltd|