History of the farm
Fazenda Tijuco is in the city of Piatã, BA, in the Chapada Diamantina region. At 1268 m of elevation, it is the highest city in the Brazilian North/Northeast. It is also considered a very cold city, with temperatures varying from 2 to 17°C in the winter. Motivated by his father, Antonio Rigno de Oliveira, the producer acquired the property 10 years ago, when he began to produce specialty coffee.
Coming from a coffee-producing family and with his father’s help, he soon began to enjoy working with coffee cultivation and started investing in quality, taking advantage of the privileged location of the city of Piatã.
The harvest is done manually, using local labor, the majority women. Well-ripened coffee cherries are picked and transported by tractor to the huller.
The entire drying process is done according to technical guidance. Then the coffee is warehoused in a manner to best preserve the quality obtained.
With his acquired experience and with the help of his father, the producer has won several awards over the years, being a perennial finalist in the Cup of Excellence, and achieving his best result of third place in 2014.
|Farmer/Rep.||Antonio Rigno De Oliveira Filho|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||29|
|City||Piat – Ba|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2016|
|Aroma/Flavor||Floral, jasmine, white wine, malt, tangerine, green apple, apricot jam, yellow peach, pear, honey|
|Acidity||Juicy, citric, crisp, complex|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||4 hectares|
|Farm Size||10 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1918|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|