FAZENDA SÃO BENEDITO was absorbed by GRUPO SERTÃO in 2003. São Benedito has great potential for fine coffees, given its location. In addition to featuring specialty coffees, Grupo Sertão is dedicated to raising Girolando cattle. The group carries the established brand GIROLANDO DA SERTÃO, the symbol of the best Brazilian breeder of the breed.
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.
The coffee is washed and pulped using a recycling and rational water use process, the residue is transferred to settling tanks and later returns to the crop.
Concern about quality:
Currently Fazenda São Benedito is equipped with modern infrastructure with topnotch machines and improvements. Antônio José is constantly seeking to increase the quality of the coffees produced both on his farm and in the Carmo de Minas micro-region. Antônio José frequently visits various domestic and international entities 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 São Benedito|
|Farmer/Rep.||Antônio José Junqueira Villela e outros|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|City||Carmo de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2005|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||50 hectares|
|Farm Size||234 hectares|
|High bidders||The Roasterie Inc., Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Ecco Café, Kaffa (Oslo), and Maruyama Coffee (Japan)|