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Fazenda Bela Vista

Luciano Tannuri and Adilio Zorzal were working as agronomists at the Cooperativa Agropecuária do Alto Paranaíba (Coopadap) co-op in Alto Paranaíba when they first formulated the idea of forming a group of coffee producers focused on quality and productivity. Initially, the proposal was presented to all co-op associates. The concept resonated with some members of the group, and in 2010 the company Café Agrícola Limited was officially established. The producers joined funds and eventually acquired an area of 300 hectares: what was once part of a much larger farm known as Fazenda Bela Vista. Bela Vista was ideally situated in a region of the same name, which means ‘beautiful view’ in Portuguese. Today, the group has 18 members and is represented by Luciano Tannuri, who is not only the farm manager and agronomist but also one of the partners.

Every producer member of the group is from a family that pioneered farming activities in the region of São Gotardo beginning in 1973, when a rural settlement project was launched with the aim of developing the region. Apart from being pioneers in farming activities, the producers are also pioneers in establishing a group focused on quality in coffee production.

  • Farm Fazenda Bela Vsita
  • Varietal Yellow Catuai
  • Process Fully washed
  • Altitude 980 metres above sea level
  • Town / City Ibia
  • Region Cerrado Mineiro
  • Owner Luciano Tannuri
  • Tasting Notes Honey, milk chocolate, smooth
  • Farm Size 500 hectares / 325 hectares under coffee
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Fazenda Bela Vista

During the harvest season, great care is taken to ensure that those lots with quality potential receive a careful and different treatment during harvest and post-harvesting. Harvest plots are delineated according to planting year and variety. This Yellow Catuaí lot was mechanically harvested, with at least two passes being completed. The first pass is completed without vibration in order to harvest only the most fully ripe cherries and to avoid any fruit drop. The second pass happens 30 to 40 days after this, just in time for the second ripening!

After the cherries are picked, the coffee is washed to remove the exterior pulp and hydraulically separate the overripe cherries from the rest of the lot by being sent through a rotative sieve. Drying occurs with a first phase in the open sun on a concrete patio and is completed in a drum dryer at a low temperature. Once dried, the coffee is hulled and rested prior to export.

About Brazil

Coffee was introduced to the country back in the early 18th century, which rapidly spread throughout Brazil, making it the leading producer of coffee worldwide.

Additionally, Brazil is the only country to utilize mechanized harvesting tools to assist with the extensive coffee fields. The flat topography of the country allows for the ease of machines to slowly comb through the coffee trees and remove ripe cherries. Advanced agricultural technology has allowed for the even harvesting of cherries and prevents uneven harvesting.

Today, the well-known coffee producing regions are Espirito Santo, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia.