Points in SCA methodology for micro-lot harvested in 2017
UTZ and Certifica Minas
3000 to 6000 60kg bags every year – 40% specialty
950m to 1150m
9 preserved water sources and 120 hectares of preserved forest
Natural, Pulped Natural, Manually Selected and Positive Fermentation
Yellow Catucaí, Catuaí, Mundo Novo, Acauã e Arara
Our families live in good conditions and all the workers are hired under the law.
I am the 5th generation of coffee producers in south of Minas Gerais. My grandpa Procopio Junqueira inherited a small piece of land and he worked his entire life to be able to multiply it. He did it: he bought one farm for each of his 4 sons and daughters.
He is 96 now and still grows coffee, because that is what makes him get up in the morning and look forward to the future. Fazenda Condado is my granddad’s favourite because of the quality of its soil, location, productivity and beauty. It’s the property that my mom Letícia inherited from him when she got married with my dad, Beto, 30 years ago.
This year, after many years working as na entrepreneur in tech, I joined my dad at the farm. My task was to develop a productivity app for the farm, but I fell in love with the coffee world. It was just under my nose, but I had to travel far and then come back to be able to reach it! How do you fall in love with coffee? I did by trying to understand the challenges on growing this amazing fruit! The app project didn’t go anywhere, but after 2 months at the farm, I couldn’t let go. I got hooked, Condado hooked. That´s how our story begins!