Histroy Sitio Boa Sorte, located in Vila Pontoes, is at an altitude of 850 meters. The region is mountainous and has many waterfalls. Water is supplied by a water source located in the property. The average temperature in the region is 22ºC, 30ºC maximum and 12ºC minimum. The Bissoli, of Italian descent, have colonized the south of Espirito Santo at the end of the 1880's. Coffee growing tradition is strong in the location, but the property started to have coffee as its main product when it was acquired by Gelson Bissoli and his wife, Josane, 14 years ago. Labor consists of 50/50 tenant farmers – who live in the village and provide services to the property. The Bissoli family manages the farm. Farm family management occurs frequently in other smaller properties of the region.
Coffee processing system
Coffee is picked on sieves and cloth; the beans are pulped on the same day they are picked. The drying process begins in the cement and covered terrace, and later the beans are transferred to a drier. The coffee drying structure is located in the property of Guarino Bissoli, at a 4km distance from Sitio Boa Sorte. Special care, such as periodically washing the terrace and turning over the coffee beans guarantee the quality of the coffees. Concern with quality According to Gelson Bissoli, his participation in seminars, symposia and talks contribute to the constant improvement of the coffee techniques used in the farm to produce good quality coffees. In addition to taking part in events, the farm is assisted in its high quality coffees production by the Sales Producers Association of Nova do Imigrante [Associacao de Produtores de Venda Nova do Imigrante] (Certicafe/PRONOVA), in the person of the technical director of the entity, Evair Vieira de Melo – who monitored the work during coffee harvesting and processing, providing technical and equipment guidelines for the farm to obtain the best coffees.
|Farm Name||Sitio Boa Sorte|
|Farmer/Rep.||Josane de Souza Lima Bissoli|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||13|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2005|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|High bidders||Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Has Bean Coffee (UK)|