Fazenda Gerais is located in the municipality of Piata, Bahia , in a region where the altitude reaches 1,320 meters. Fabio Soares dos Anjos was born and raised there by his parents, who grew coffee on the land. At the young age of 16, Fabio went to Sao Paulo. He worked at various jobs, but he was always homesick for the countryside. Not adapting to city life, he returned to the family homestead and his native Bahia, where he soon started a new coffee farm. Not knowing very much about the subject, the young coffee grower encountered numerous difficulties, but with time and much persistence these challenges were overcome. Learning effective agricultural techniques and constantly perfecting his coffee-growing skills, Fabio today boasts a crop of more than 12,000 well-tended, highly productive plants that produce fruit of excellent quality.
System With the quality of the final product in mind from the outset, the coffee grower begins the entire process by properly preparing the ground and then analyzing the soil each year to make adjustments that will ensure the best possible growing conditions for the plants. Selective harvesting is practiced: only the ripe cherries are picked and gathered in basins. The coffee is washed two or more times to prepare it for the pulper. From the machine it goes to the patio, where it is spread out and raked from time to time until it is dry. The dried coffee is separated into numbered lots and then stored under just the right conditions. Commitment to Quality Fabio Soares dos Anjos is committed to investing in his property because, as he points out, it is from his land that his family gets its sustenance. With quality production techniques, he will always have an excellent product to offer. He continues to learn about new technology through courses, presentations, travel, and other events sponsored by the Piata Coffee Growers Association (ASCAMP), to which he belongs. The Association is always on the lookout for knowledge on the subject to share with its members, constantly promoting the production of top-quality coffee.
|Farm Name||Fazenda Gerias|
|Farmer/Rep.||Fabio Soares Dos Anjos|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||36|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2009|
|Aroma/Flavor||dark chocolate, pipe tobacco cherry sweet citric apple apricot, molasses, vanilla|
|Other||lingering aftertaste chocolate in aftertaste, peanuts, green tea, velvety, sweet aftertaste|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||3|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2376|
|High bidders||NAGAHAMA COFFEE Inc.|