DIRECT TRADE: FAZENDA SANTA IZABEL
Altitude: 1050m to 1200m I Area: 33 hectares of coffee plantation
Harvesting System: hand picked I Dry-process: natural and pulped natural
Varieties: Mundo Novo, Yellow Catuai, Acaiá
Social Responsibility: More than 30 families depend directly on this Estate
Environmental Responsibility: 16 hectares of preserved Atlantic Rainforest
Awards: 2nd and 3rd places in the Poços de Caldas Coffee Quality Contest 2013
Clients: USA, South Korea, Russia and Australia
Fazenda Santa Izabel was founded in 1970 when the patriarch of Dal'Ava family - Mr. Pedro Dal'Ava - bought these lands without any coffee trees until then and started the production of some of the finest green coffees around the Volcanic Microregion of Poços de Caldas - Brazil. Today the farm is conducted by his son Luiz Paulo Dal Ava and his grandson Gustavo.
In 2013 the Poços de Caldas Coffee Quality Contest crowned Fazenda Santa Izabel with the 2nd and 3rd places, grace to some very fruity coffees that are found here crop after crop, throught the permanent dedication of this family to the green coffee quality production.
"When my father arrived here there was no culture in these lands. And now we have been recognized by contests and international buyers. We feel very moved and I am sure my father would be very proud of it", said Luiz Paulo.
The Direct Trade program with Volcano has placed its best coffees in 4 continents since 2013.