Histroy SITIO MONALISA was acquired by the Sertao Group five years ago especially to grow specialty coffees, mainly the Bourbón variety. The plantations are at 1200m high, and average rainfalls of 1,850 mm. Mrs. Sandra Helena Dias Pereira is a member of APROCAM, an association that gives priority to the production and commercialization of specialty coffees, and a member of COCARIVE.
Coffee processing system
Coffee is harvested manually on cloth for the beans not to lose their quality and due to the topography of Sitio Monalisa. The beans are transported to Fazenda Santa Lucia, which also belongs to the Sertao Group, where they are washed, pulped and spread out to obtain a high quality product. Subsequently they are transferred to the drier and then to bins where they rest; then they return to the drier and they reach 10.5% humidity, they are placed in the permanent bins to rest for 30 days. Lastly, they are processed and deposited in COCARIVE, where they receive their final standard classification. Concern with quality Sitio Monalisa is continuously looking for ways to improve its beans and the standards of the cup. All coffee lots are cupped and monitored year after year. Specialty coffees demand much attention and dedication of the producer. Traceability is indispensable not only to understand the property and the product but also to arrive at decisions as to when to replace a plantation and to choose the varieties that will be planted.
|Farm Name||Sitio Monalisa|
|Farmer/Rep.||Sandra Helena Dias Pereira|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|City||Carmo de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2005|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||9.5|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd|