History of the farm:
The Fazenda Serra das Três Barras farm arose from the division of the bicentennial “Fazenda das Três Barras,” traditionally devoted to the production of coffees of extremely fine quality. The area where the coffee was produced today belongs to producer José Wagner Ribeiro Junqueira, and makes up a familial group, together with his three sons (Kleber, Ralph and Herbert de Castro Junqueira), and his wife Margarida Maria de Castro Junqueira.
The family has a cultivated are of 160 hectares of coffee, of several varieties, spread over six properties belonging to the group, which has the renowned “Fazenda Serra das Três Barras” as its headquarters, where all of the coffees produced are processed and prepared, with an annual production of around 3500 processed bags. The family’s coffee trees are cultivated in fertile soils, with elevations varying from 1100 to 1450 meters, in relief Typical of Serra da Mantiqueira, amenable temperature during the entire year and annual rainfall varying from 1700 to 2200 mm, with well-defined seasons. Seeking to develop coffee production, its main activity, always in constant harmony with nature, the José Wagner Ribeiro Junqueira’s family searches for all means to vigorously preserve the areas of natural forest and the many springs existing on its properties.
Living almost exclusively from rural activity for eight generations, Fazenda Serra das Três Barras today relies on the collaboration of eight direct employees and their families and, further, on the service of another thirty workers during the times of harvest, when the demand for labor is higher.
Coffee processing system:
The coffees are picked by hand at the most favorable and propitious moments in appropriate cloths, for them to avoid contact with the ground. They are transported on the same day to the drying patio, and, if necessary, are taken to the rotating dryer to complete drying. After that, they are deposited in rest boxes to rest for a period of 30 to 60 days. After being processed, the coffees are remitted to COCARIVE’s warehouses, where they are analyzed and prepared according to market demands.
Concern about quality:
Seeking quality in the coffees produced, without, however, dispensing with productivity, we rely upon the highly technical assistance disseminated by COCARIVE in important partnership with EMATER-MG. Fazenda Serra das Três Barras is certified by the Minas Gerais State Coffee Certification Program, “Certifica Minas.”
|Farm Name||Serra das Três Barras|
|Farmer/Rep.||José Wagner Ribeiro Junqueira|
|Size (30kg boxes)||32|
|City||Carmo de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Naturals 2012|
|Aroma/Flavor||jasmine, bergamot, floral, vanilla, violet aroma red crème, sweet chocolate, almond, sugar cane, cashew, Irish crème, sweet spicy baked apple|
|Acidity||citric, pomegranate, complex, subtle, balanced, winy grape|
|Other||rich, creamy mouthfeel, syrupy, dense sweet fruit reduction|
|Coffee Growing Area||40 hectares|
|Farm Size||175.2 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2116.44|
|High bidders||PROUD MARY and Five Senses|