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Fazenda Cruziero

Fazenda Cruzeiro is located in the Cerrado Mineiro region and benefits from up to 1800 to 2000mm/year of rainfall, which makes irrigation unnecessary. The rainy season always falls before May, which also guarantees perfect conditions for the natural drying process.

Fazenda Cruzeiro was purchased in 2009 by Cláudio Ottoni, a fifth-generation coffee producer. Since his graduation in Agronomy, Cláudio dedicates his time and labour to obtain the best quality coffee he can produce. Initially starting with 130 hectares planted under coffee, today the coffee plantation has expanded to 200 hectares. The majority of their land is planted under the Red Catuaí 144 variety, which composes some 80% of Fazenda Cruzeiro’s total production; other varieties that are cultivated include Mundo Novo Acaiá (15%) and Rubi (5%).

  • Farm Fazenda Cruziero
  • Varietal Rubi
  • Process Natural
  • Altitude 1,000 metres above sea level
  • Town / City Araxá
  • Region Cerrado Mineiro
  • Owner Cláudio Ottoni
  • Tasting Notes Cacao, caramel, syrup
  • Farm Size 343 hectares
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Fazenda Cruziero

The Ottoni family always seeks to use the most sustainable growing practices and stewardship of the land, with over 140 hectares of the farm devoted to wildlife preservation. Additionally, the Cruzeiro Farm now works with no water waste and has implemented agro-ecological means of reducing and (in many cases) eliminating the use of herbicides. Some of these methods include planting plant species nearby the coffee trees that will attract and trap bugs and insects before they can infect the cherries.

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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.

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