FAZENDA DO IP was one of the Group’s first farms. With a tradition of farming coffee for more than 100 years, the farm was one of the pioneers in planting coffee in the city of Carmo de Minas. The geographical location and elevation make the farm a regional reference, and the farm ranks at the top of rainfall charts. Thirty families, with about 145 people, live on the farm in houses given by the farm at no charge to the workers, all with water and electricity, where they also receive a salary above the minimum, milk, coffee, transportation and medicine.
There is also a municipal school on the farm, it participates in the Family Health Program maintained by the government, there is a telephone line to meet all the workers’ needs, a soccer field for sports and a reservoir for fishing. Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira is a member producer of Carmo Coffees, which prioritizes quality improvement and the specialty coffee business and is a member of COCARIVE.
Coffee processing system:
Harvesting is done by hand and with a cloth to prevent the beans from coming into contact with the ground; they are transported for drying twice daily where they are washed, pulped and spread on the same day. Afterwards they go to the dryer, from there to rest boxes, they return to the dryer and at 10.5% humidity they go to the final rest boxes to rest for 30 days and finally they are processed and later deposited at the Cooperative where the final classification will be done.
Concern about quality:
Currently Fazenda do IP, of Grupo Sertão, is equipped with modern infrastructure with topnotch machines and improvements. Following the philosophy of continuously improving the quality of the coffees produced, various domestic and international entities are frequently visited in order to share experiences with other professionals in the area in the search for high quality standards of the coffees. All the coffee lots are tested and followed year by year. The choice of producing specialty coffees demands much attention and dedication from the producer. Traceability becomes indispensible both for understanding the property and the product and for making decisions about substituting a crop and choosing varieties to be planted.
|Farm Name||Fazenda DO IP´|
|Farmer/Rep.||Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira e Outros|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|City||Carmo de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2013|
|Acidity||yellow fruit, orange caramelized|
|Other||very good sweetness|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||138 hectares|
|Farm Size||701 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||3042|