History of the farm
Located in the Chapada Diamantina, in the city of Piata, BA, Fazenda Sao Judas Tadeu, is owned by Mr. Antonio Rigno, a coffee producer for more than 29 years. This geographical reagion is quite privileged and differentiated, with a temperature that varies from 2° to 18°C (36° – 64°F) 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, in order to not harm the environment; he plants trees in the areas around the farm, and stimulates job-creation and income for local families.
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 in order to produce quality coffee at Fazenda Sa_o 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.
Producer Antônio Rigno is always seeking to invest in appropriate infrastructure, such as pulpers, dryers and overed patios, in order for the final result to be the highest quality coffee possible.
|Farm Name||Chacara São Judas Tadeu (2014)|
|Farmer/Rep.||Antonio Rigno de Oliveira|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||32|
|City||Piatã – Bahia|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2014|
|Aroma/Flavor||caramel, floral mango, bergamot, peach passion fruit, tamarind figs, grapes, melon, orange, caramel|
|Acidity||complex, phosphoric, refined|
|Other||long finish* complex attributes, brown sugar, molasses, consistent, silky mouthfeel, dried fruits|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||15 ha|
|Farm Size||35 ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2116|
|High bidders||UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd.|