Varietal: Catuai, Mundo Novo
Fazenda Palmital, in the mountains of the Serra So Pau S’Alho in the district of Cabo Verde, southern Minas Gerais, was purchased in 1922 by Joaquim Sebastião de Souza, the current owner’s great grandfather. Over the years, Fazenda Palmital has built a tradition of producing top quality coffee in a sustainable way.
In 1950 the farm’s management passed to Augusto de Melo Souza’s Hands. In the 1970s his wife and son started to take care of the property and the family’s offspring is getting ready to do it so ,as he’s studying agriculture. Their dedication to the plantation and natural aptitude to it led the average annual production to rise from 2,00 to 6,500 bags of 60kg. The entire farm is handpicked due to the altitude and character of the land, and they have several animals including monkeys, snakes, wild cats, spiders, birds, anteaters, toucans, jaguar, horses and chickens present in the fields.
Coffees are first dried on patio to 25% moisture content, and then transported to mechanical driers and brought down to 11% moisture content. They have hooked an app up to their mechanical driers which allows them more control over the drying process. Some of the pergamino from the hulling machines is used to fuel these app controlled mechanical driers, with the aim to reuse waste product and spend less energy and time to create homogeneous results.