The founder of Lages Farm is Mr. Flávio Ruiz Pequini, agronomic engineer, with his wife Mrs. Maria Aparecida. In the year 2012, they gave to their son and daughter, Emanuel and Erika, some responsibilities for the farm activities. Erika, graduated in Administration, is helping on managing and administrative process as well as in the quality context always looking for quality in the whole process. With the help of Emanuel in the farm care, together they acquired many certifications: 4F, Certifica Minas, RFA.
All lots are processed in the natural way, in concrete patio and asphalt. They also have a mechanical dryer, which is used only when necessary. After drying, they deposit the coffees in 4 different wood silos to be rested.
All processes, from seeding to harvesting, are followed by an agronomic engineer in order to have the best plant development. The coffee is harvested when green cherries are in the smallest percent. At the patio they rotate the coffee as much as necessary to avoid any chance of fermentation and sent to silos for resting. Delivered to the warehouse in bags of excellence condition, they keep the coffee in a temperature controlled room.
|Farm Name||Fazenda Lages|
|Farmer/Rep.||Erika Cristina Pires Ruiz|
|Size (30kg boxes)||38|
|Program||Brazil Naturals 2013|
|Aroma/Flavor||AROMA: raisin, squash, cocoa, chocolate, plum, milk chocolate, cherry FLAVOR: umami, green apple, gooseberry, caramel, brown sugar, sugar cane, vanilla, hazelnut, burnt chocolate, red and black pepper|
|Acidity||malic, well-integrated, balanced|
|Coffee Growing Area||140 hectares|
|Farm Size||217 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2513|
|High bidders||UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd.|