Altitude: 1155 masl
Location: ALTO PARANAÍBA, PATROCÍNIO, Minas Gerais
Cup Score: 84.50
Harvest: May – July
Shipment: September – February
Owner: FRANCISCO SÉRGIO DE ASSIS & KENDI SHIMADA
Located in west Minas Gerais, Fazenda Água Limpa sits in the region of Alto Paranaíba reaching altitudes of 1200m. It is believed that this region sits over an extinct volcano, providing rich, fertile soils optimum coffee production.The farm also adheres to strict Brazilian environmental laws ensuring 20% of the area is given to natural forest as well as looking after native flora & fauna.
Agua Limpa has been owned by brothers-in-law Francisco Sergio De Assis and Kendi Shimada since 2004, when they acquired the farm as an investment for their family. The daily running of
the farm is carried out by Mr Antonio and his team of eight famer workers, who all live on the farm. In total there are 15 permanent residents on the farm, which include the families’ children,
who have a recreation area to play and also receive free transport to school.
During the harvest between May and September, the coffee is collected mechanically by usually about 23 pickers they hire from the local area. Once picked, the coffee is transferred to patios
where it is piled and turned regularly to ensure an even and uniform drying. Usually it is dried in 10-15 days but this can depend on the weather. Sometimes, if necessary, they use a mechanical direr to achieve moisture readings of 11%.