FAZENDA DA SERRA
About the Estate
Mário Ferrari & family conduct the production of quality coffees at Fazenda da Serra since the 1948, when his grandfather started the production of fine coffees. Today, with special suport of his daughter Andrea manages the estate with great competence, been responsible for 360 hectares of high quality coffee production.
Social Responsibility: Over 150 people depends directly on this
Estate during the harvesting season.
Altitude: 950m to 1250m
Varieties: catuaí, mundo novo, bourbon
Dry Process: natural and pulped natural
Harvest system: hand picked
bags per year: Production average of 60kgs high quality coffee 2.000
Certifications: UTZ Certified
The biggest challenges at Fazenda da Serra are the mountainous and higher altitude coffee trees during the harvest time due to the logistical issues and lower productivity. The use of the manual harvesting machine - better known as mãozinha (little hand) - has helped a lot in the harvest, in addition to better drying management in the yard and processing.
The quality of the coffees is very important for MF. Currently his special attention is in the drying logistics of coffees of higher altitudes, in general of better quality. The drying process of these coffees must be separated from coffees of lower altitudes, which are harvested partly mechanically. Valdeci Rodrigues, a highly respected and experienced coffee consultant in the region, has helped a lot of MF both in the post-harvest guidelines as well as in the separation for the storage of the best quality coffees.
Because of Mario Ferrari Agronomical knowledges and mechanical skills he has been successful in finding solutions on a daily basis to improve the efficiency of the various operations and maintenance processes of the Farm.