DIRECT TRADE: ANDRÉ SANCHES ESTATE COFFEE
Altitude: 970m to 1250m I Area: 250 hectares of coffee plantation
Harvesting System: hand picked I Dry-process: natural
Varieties: Mundo Novo, Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai, Yellow Bourbon, Acaiá.
Social Responsibility: More than 400 people depends directly on this Estate, which provides School, Health Care Centre, Entertainment Centre and Community Church.
Environmental Responsibility: 300 hectares of preserved Atlantic Rainforest
Certifications: 4C, Safe Trace Café, Direct trade.
Clients: USA, South Korea, Russia, Lebanon, China, Chile, Canada, Brasil, Australia.
Job Secutity: All employees use IPE´s (Individualized Plan for Employment) and have training offered by Rural Learning Institutions.
Awards: 1st Place in the Poços de Caldas Coffee Quality Contest 2008, 2nd Place in 2012, 3rd in 2015 & 2016 and always among the TOP 10 list in the regional contest. Six Medals won in the Australian and the USA Golden Bean Championships*
Legendary mountain in Boa Vista farm - André Sanches Estate Coffee - which provides some of the best coffees worldwide. "Local growers used to say that in this mountain behind us contains the most consistent prove of our volcanic soil quality all around Poços de Caldas region”, comments proudly Mr. André Sanches. On the top, Atlantic Rainforest and below the colonial area .
André Sanches, coming from a humble Spanish family, since very young was highlighted in the management of a small farm of his father, Raphael Sanches. After years of experience in the cultivation of various crops in the Mogiana Paulista, Mr. Sanches arrived in Poços de Caldas region as an unknown in 1968 amid traditional regional families, bought an abandoned coffee plantation - his then recent passion - and led a colony workers also lacking in support and disbelief with the activity to conquer five years later the post of principal coffee grower in Pocos de Caldas.
Two of Mr. André Sanches's sons followed in his footsteps, Marco Antonio Sanches and André Sanches Júnior, having been trained in agronomy and worked for more than 30 years now in the lands of the patriarch, being today the responsibles of Andre Sanches Estate.
Since 2012, the grand-childs André and João Paulo started a project - with Volcano Origin Coffees - for a better quality selection of these coffees and improving the promotion of the farm and its coffees to the specialty coffee market in Brazil and worldwide.
The result is a family with a large know-how in the production of high quality coffee, with deep ties of family experience and with strong social and environmental responsibilities.
In 2013, Mr. André Sanches, now 94 years old, received the great Tribute of the regional production chain, in the occasion of the Poços de Caldas Coffee Quality Contest for his dedication and expertise in the development of the quality coffee culture in the region.
After 49 years of experience in the consistent production of high quality coffee, Andre Sanches Estate Coffee conquers new admirers of its exquisite coffees crop after crop.
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Above, Mr. André Sanches and his wife highlighted in a regional media. Aside, Mr. Sanches honored in 2013 at the Poços de Caldas Coffee Quality Contest, for his contribution to the quality and sustainability of the regional coffee culture.