Farm info

Valdecir is a fourth-generation coffee producer. Of Italian descent, he was raised in the midst of coffee production that began with his great-grandfather Pedro Pasti who came to Brazil from Italy when he was very young.

With the marriage of his parents, Zeferino and Edir, the coffee production activity was reinforced and the family’s coffee farms were renovated, greatly improving the crop. By 1980, the property was fully occupied with coffee production and the children were already working alongside their parents.

Valdecir eventually married, and over time he began the process of depulping his coffee in pursuit of quality. At first, the biggest difficulty was having to use his neighbor’s equipment. But, given his efforts and the characteristics of the region, Valdecir’s coffee won state contests.

Valdecir now has his own depulping machinery and selectively harvests coffee to dry it on a covered patio. He counts with the help of his brother and his wife, who are also passionate about coffee agriculture. Sitio Santo Antonio is located in the Taquarussu community of Vargem Alta and 3.8 of the farm’s 4.8 hectares are planted with coffee.

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Montanhas do Espirito Santo

The Montanhas do Espirito Santo region is dominated by small-scale coffee growers and is characterized by the presence of farmers who are actively engaged in the entire chain of the production process. Growers in Espirito Santo work with family members and build off of traditional knowledge to innovate and improve their quality of life and coffee. Located in the southern area of the Espirito Santo state, where mild temperatures (73ºF) and steep highlands (between 700 and 1000 meters) favor growing Arabica coffees, this region produces a superb quality coffee with a round body, nice acidity, and fine sweetness. Pulped Naturals are increasing in popularity as a processing style to capture the attributes of the region’s coffee.

The state of Espirito Santo has its capital in the city of Vitoria, and the coastal location of Espirito Santo to the south of Bahia, east of Minas Gerais, and north of Rio de Janeiro makes it a popular destination for its beaches. Inland, Espirito Santo is home to natural parks and preserves that protect the rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Many communities in the mountains of Espirito Santo were settled at the beginning of the twentieth century by European immigrants from Italy and the Pomeranian region along the Baltic Sea coast, straddling the border between what are now Germany and Poland.