History of the farm
Sítio Alto da Serra was acquired as inheritance and is now in its third generation. Today Domiciano runs the property with the help of his son. The farm is located in the Mantiqueira de Minas region, in the city of Natércia. 75% of the city is mountains between 1100 and 1250 m.a.s.l. The average temperature is 23.5°C. The city’s economy is based on coffee and the majority is familial agriculture. Work in the fields on the farm is done 100% by hand. The perspective for the future is improvement. The family is planning on invest in the property, seeking to improve quality.
Coffee processing system
The coffee was picked by hand and dried on a cement patio in the fields themselves at 1200 m.a.s.l.
Concern about quality
Sustainability actions: Preservation of forests. Bush management with slashing, with a goal of erosion control, reducing silting of rivers.
As the farm is in a high-altitude area, proper bush management improves infiltration of rainwater, contributing to refilling of springs.
Soils at the origin have high levels of the element potassium, demanding more care in their maintenance and preservation, as they contribute greatly to the aroma and quality of the drink.
Organic fertilization based on fertility levels in soil analysis.
Leaf nutrition with micro-elements based on leaf analysis.
Pesticides, especially Glyphosate, are not used.
|Farm Name||Sítio Alto da Serra|
|Farmer/Rep.||Domiciano Paulo Gonçalves|
|City||Natércia – MG|
|Region||Mantiqueira de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Naturals 2018|
|Aroma/Flavor||bergamot, hibiscus, milk chocolate, caramel, red plum, raspberries, cantaloupe, green apple|
|Acidity||malic, bright, round, juicy, lively|
|Other||improved on cool, syrupy, roasted nut undertones|
|Coffee Growing Area||4 ha|
|Farm Size||7 ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||925.94|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||420|
|Business Phone Number||+55 35 99877-7700|
|Business Address||[email protected]|