History of the farm
Located in the Chapada Diamantina, in the city of Piatã, BA, Fazenda São Judas Tadeu, is owned by Mr. Antônio Rigno, a coffee producer for more than 29 years. This geographical region is quite privileged and differentiated, with a temperature that varies from 2° to 18°C in the winter, presenting quite favorable conditions to producing high-quality coffee beans.
The owner seeks to grow coffee sustainably: he gives workers technical guidance on the use of chemical pesticides and correct disposal of these products’ packaging, to avoid harming the environment; he plants trees in the areas around the farm, and stimulates job-creation and income for local families.
Using his own harvest and post-harvest techniques, the owner has won awards over the years, the most important being second place in the Cup of Excellence in 2014 and first place in 2015.
Coffee processing system
The harvest is done by hand, mostly by female workers (the so-called “coffee pickers”). The coffee cherries are selectively harvested, in bowls, twice per day, and then taken by tractors to the pulping machine.
Drying is done on patios, the beans spread in layers of about 4 centimeters and raked several times per day. The dry coffee is separated in numbered lots, then taken to depots with ambient conditions recommended for coffee storage.
Concern about quality
Great care is required to produce quality coffee at Fazenda São Judas Tadeu, from preparing the land appropriately, growing and planting seedlings, to processing, the entire process being followed and guided by specialized technicians from AGRIPEC, an agricultural support company.
Producer Antônio Rigno is always seeking to invest in appropriate infrastructure, such as pulpers, dryers and covered patios, for the final result to be the highest quality coffee possible.
|Farm Name||Chacara So Judas Tadeu (2016)|
|Farmer/Rep.||Antonio Rigno De Oliveira|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||29|
|City||Piatã – Bahia|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2016|
|Aroma/Flavor||Tropical fruits, pear, lemon, jasmine, yellow fruits, passion fruit, melon, tangerine, candied citrus, panella|
|Acidity||Citric, lively, refreshing|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||15 hectares|
|Farm Size||35 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1918|
|High bidders||Mercanta The Coffee Hunters, Origin Coffee Roasting South Africa & Den Gyldne Bonne|