Fazenda SantAna is located 4 km from the town of Olimpio Noronha in southern Minas Gerais. Its buildings are nestled in a valley between mountains and coffee fields at altitudes ranging between 1,090 and 1,280 meters. With a distinguished 200-year history, Fazenda SantAna has earned a national reputation not only for the quality of its fine coffees but also for the excellence of its dairy herd. The farm is part of the inheritance left by patriarchs Virgilio Alves Pereira (Papai Barao to those who knew him well) and Dona Julia de Castro Pereira, both dearly remembered, to their son Gabriel Dias Pereira, also dearly remembered, and his wife Maria Aparecida Pereira. The couples tireless dedication turned the farm into a model coffee plantation known throughout Brazil. Their commitment was constantly reflected in the excellence of the coffee produced and in the trademark they earned for managing the property with respect for nature. Their heirs, Angela Aparecida Pereira Barletta and Paulo Sergio Noronha Barletta, have understood how to honor and build upon their heritage. An electrical engineer retired from Light Sao Paulo, a company engaged in generating and distributing electric power, Paulo Sergio has returned to the region where he grew up and today is involved in local politics as mayor of Olimpio Noronha Municipality. In addition to his political duties, Paulo Sergio devotes his time to growing high-quality coffee. His second-place win in the 2009 Cup of Excellence confirms that he is upholding the family tradition.
System All harvesting is done by hand, with the cherries collected on cloths. The picked coffee is washed and pulped the same day. The resulting beans are then taken to the patios to undergo the complete drying process. Still with their parchment skins, they are then moved to special silos where they are held for 60 days to rest, at which time they are processed. Part of the coffee lot prepared for the competition was picked from fields at an altitude of 1,100 meters, while the other part came from fields at 1,208 meters totally surrounded by forest. Commitment to Quality With the goal of maintaining its standard of quality in the coffees it produces without any reduction in productivity, Fazenda SantAna takes advantage of the highly expert technical assistance provided by the Rio Verde Valle Regional Coffee Producers Cooperative (COCARIVE), in close partnership with Minas Gerais Extension Services (EMATER-MG).
|Farm Name||Fazenda Sant’ana|
|Farmer/Rep.||Paulo Sergio Noronha Barleta|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||44|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2009|
|Aroma/Flavor||peach, chocolate, fruit, mango, cherry, orange, spicy, green tea, tropical fruits, red apple, floral dry fruit sugar cane, perfume, sweet cucumber, sweet caramelized onion, sweet licorice|
|Acidity||beautiful, crisp, citric, complex, not aggressive, polite, well balanced|
|Other||sugar cane, well structured body, syrupy, honey, well balanced, complex, multidimensional aftertaste fantastic|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Variety||Acaia Yellow Bourbon|
|Coffee Growing Area||45|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2904|
|High bidders||TOA COFFEE Co.,Ltd.|