Tiago Arquelino Sassemburg’s family comes from the Pomerania region of wht is now Poland and Germany and Thiago is the third generation of coffee producers in his family. His father, Arquelino Sassemburg, was brought up in vegetable agriculture and has always been passionate for the labors of coffee production. He worked the land to maintain his family.
Mr. Arquelino married Lindaura Lauvers, and, after much effort, purchased the land of her maternal grandmothers, where they raised their five children. Tiago grew up seeing his father in the midst of coffee production tasks and other agricultural activities. Since then his affinity for farming has only grown; he studied to become an agriculture and forestry technician. In 2012, he began his own coffee farm in the São João do Garrafão community of Santa Maria de Jetibá with the help of his father.
Tiago planted his first thousand coffee trees of the Red Catuai variety and has taken courses on how to improve their cultivation. In 2016, with the objective of increasing the area in coffee production, he planted new varieties. In 2018, Tiago completed his first selective harvest and Pulped Natural processing in pursuit of high quality coffees.
Today, he teaches in the local not-for-profit agricultural school, where children of rurual farmers study. His coffee production is his main source of income and his is motivated to continue his work in cafe to build environmental sustainability and progressively increase both quality and quantity.
The 18-hectare farm has 2 hectares planted with coffee. Flowering occurs October through December for the harvest from June to September. The average temperature on Alto Ouro is 22° C.