Fazenda Sao Pedro, a traditional coffee grower, is located in the south Minas Gerais municipality of Cristina, in Bairro da Pedra, at an altitude of approximately 1,300 meters, with tropical mountainous climate. The owner, Mr. Robson Vilela Martins, graduated in dentistry and is specialized in orthodontics. He resides in the city of Itabira, State of Minas Gerais, where he has his dental office since 1990. A descendant of a traditional family of coffee growers, since 1994, the year he inherited some land, he has been acquiring the surrounding properties that belonged to the farm before it was divided.
Coffee processing system
The beans are picked manually on a special type of cloth. The fruit is pulped on the same day it is harvested, and the beans are spread on a concrete patio in 2 to 3 cm layers for one day. At the end of this period, drying is completed in a rotary drier, with direct heat at a temperature of 40º C, for approximately 48 hours. The beans in pergamino are stored in wooden bins.
Commitment to quality
The producer receives technical supervision from the agronomists of COCARIVE and of EMATER. Fazenda Sao Pedro supplies coffee to Illy Cafe SPA, and is a member of COCARIVE Cooperativa Regional dos Cafeicultores do Vale do Rio Verde [Vale do Rio Verde Coffee Growers Regional Cooperative]. He has ongoing projects to acquire a coffee pulper and to obtain environmental certification, thus increasing the propertys infrastructure that already has a 2,000 m2 concrete patio, coffee washer of the Pinhalense brand, DAndrea coffee processor, to add value to the final quality to the Fazenda Sao Pedro coffees.
|Farm Name||Fazenda São Pedro|
|Farmer/Rep.||Robson Villela Martins|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||46|
|Region||Sul De Minas|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2011|
|Aroma/Flavor||spicy, tea, plum, cherry, orange liquor, orange aroma|
|Acidity||citric, bright, vibrant, elegant, refined|
|Other||well balanced, round, sugary, creamy, sweet silky, sweet light body, long finish|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||10|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||3042.35|
|High bidders||Toby's Estate Coffee|