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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