Histroy Sitio Sao Jose belongs to Mr. Neles Nelson Huguinim Fernandes, and the property is managed by his son-in-law, Julio Deorce de Melo. The farm is located in the region of Mountain of Espirito Santo, at 1150 meters high, with an average temperature of 17°C. Care is exerted to preserve the environment. Coffee is planted following the contour lines, and in addition to conventional fertilization, performed according to soil analyses and recommendations from an agronomist, it is complemented with organic fertilization. The farm has a large area of native forest, with numerous water sources.
Coffee processing system
Coffee is hand picked and on the same day the beans are transferred to the cherry pulper to be pulped, passing through a washer, and then the cherry beans are separated from the green beans and the dry beans. After the beans are washed, they are transferred to a cement and covered terrace, similar to a greenhouse, where they remain for approximately two days, and are turned over about 20 times a day. The beans are then sent to an indirect fire drier, to reach their ideal humidity, and then receive final processing. Subsequently they are bagged in new bags are stored in masonry bins on wooden platforms. Concern with quality Up keeping begins with planting the nursery trees and continues until the coffee is stored and then sold. The greenhouse is sanitized and since the beans are turned over many times a day, their fermentation is prevented. The employees' time is totally dedicated to coffee growing, and all of them believe that this makes a difference.
|Farm Name||Sitio São José|
|Farmer/Rep.||Neles Nelson Huguinim Fernandes|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|City||Santa Maria de Jetibá|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2005|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|High bidders||Wataru for Beans Coffee Sales|