Farm Profile: Cafundo

Farm Name/Brand Name: Fazenda Cafundó
Name of Farm Owner: Mr. Pedro Santana
Address (Producing Region): Piatã – Bahia (Chapada Diamantina Region)
Farm Size (Hectares): 28 ha
Coffee Growing Area (Hectares): 5 ha
Annual Production: 200 bags
Processing System (Natural/Washed): Pulped Natural
Variety of Trees: Catuai 144
Altitude (Meters): 1360 meters
Soil: Sandy soil
Annual Rainfall: 1200 – 1600
Harvest Season: June Through September
Exporter: Agricafé Ltda
Processing Mill: Coopmac – Cooperativa Mista Agropecuária Conquistense

Special Features and History
Fazenda Cafundó was acquired by Pedro Santana from a friend in 1989, a quiet place where he wished to live together with his family. He invested in coffee cultivation, taking advantage of the 1,360 m altitude of the property lands.

The altitude and the climate alone already contribute to the coffee plantations. The soil is adequately prepared to receive the nursery trees. In addition, cherry is picked selectively, and the coffee is pulped by the wet natural system, aiding in the preservation of the coffee’s best properties.

Technical monitoring occurs periodically and soil analyses are carried out so that fertilization is made correctly. Coffee is harvested selectively; Cafundo produce Pulped Natual and Natural coffees. Leaves and green beans are separated before the drying process and the dry coffee is processed and appropriately stored in order to maintain its quality.







About melanieleeson

A master student at the University of Oslo in Norway, studying the wellbeing of farmers participating in direct trade coffee. Contributor to the Collaborative (communicator/writer of things, making coffee for the guys at KAFFA). Formerly a barista in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Interested in environmental sustainability, social justice, and how the specialty coffee industry can positively influence the lives of coffee farmers through a transparent and thoughtful business model.
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