The region has a centuries-old tradition in the production of quality coffee.
Located on the mining side of Serra da Mantiqueira, in the south of Minas Gerais. It is a mountainous region (900 to 1500 meters) without mechanization, naturally fertile soils, a mild climate with excellent rainfall.
Washed Milds – citrus and floral notes, creamy and dense body, citric acidity with high medium intensity, high sweetness, long finish.
Natural – citrus, floral, fruity, creamy and dense body, medium-high acidity, high sweetness.
Tradition and Vanguard in the Production of Rare and Surprising Coffees.
Located in the “Serra da Mantiqueira”, in the south of the state of Minas Gerais, is the Mantiqueira de Minas region. With a centuries-old tradition in the production of quality coffees, Mantiqueira de Minas is today one of the most awarded regions in Brazil.
Guilherme comes from a family with deep roots in the coffee business. He represents the 5th generation of Alckmins who work with coffee in the south of Minas Gerais. This family started harvesting coffee at the beginning of the coffee business in the region, more than a century ago, when dry beans were transported in donkeys and mules or bull carts.
The Sitio Rocinha was bought by my grandfather in 1962..
The coffee plantation began in 1970, the tradition was passed on to future generations and, in 1986, my mother inherited her part. My father and I continued the tradition, and the coffee plantation became our main source of income.With an altitude of 1,250 meters, our producing region is located in the Serra da Mantiqueira, in the city of Pedralva, south of Minas Gerais, part of a demarcated area known as Mantiqueira de Minas.
Coffee processing system
The harvest is selective, made only when the fruits are ripe, by hand, in cloths, preventing the coffee beans from coming into contact with the soil.
On the same day of harvest, the grains are taken to the drying patio, placed in thin layers in the first days, where they are scrambled every twenty minutes. The layers are thickened slowly until the moisture reaches 11%.
Currently the farm has a suspended yard to obtain a higher quality coffee. If necessary, the coffee goes to the mechanical dryer, after drying, goes to rest in the warehouse for 30 days. After these procedures, the coffee is processed and deposited at cooperative, where a team of professionals will pack and prepares the coffee bean to be commercialized by Agrorigem. We are always dedicated to the cultivation of coffee in a sustainable and conscious way, preserving and respecting the environment.
About a century ago, our maternal great-grandmother, Pietro Monti, from Italy, started growing coffee in his first farm in Pedralva, in the beautiful mountains of the forts of Mantiqueira in southeastern Minas Gerais.
Then his successor, our grandfather José Siqueira Monti and other children, continued to work hard in this field until the end of the last century.
At the same time, my paternal grandfather, Abelardo Souza, coming from the interior of São Paulo state, installed a workshop for maintenance of agricultural equipment and implements in Pedralva city, including electric, hydraulic and steam machines, to serve the farms in the region well.
With this DNA, we started to take care of the coffee culture, maintenance, assembly of our machines and equipment, even their manufacture and installation, at the lowest cost and with satisfactory functional performance.
My wife, also traditional producers of quality coffee in the region, contributes and encourages our management. Our youngest daughter, Juliana, engineer and environmental expert, admires the rural atmosphere and acts as our consultant in coffee culture.
Our mission is to grow and produce, at the lowest cost, one of the best specialty natural coffees in the region, respecting the social values of the agricultural partnership and in compliance with the environment.
SÍTIO SÃO FRANCISCO DE BELA VISTA
Mr. Tarcízio Aldo Zugliani and Ms. Eunice Grizzo acquired Fazenda São Francisco da Bela Vista
in 1993, in the region of Mantiqueira de Minas, in Minas Gerais. Over these more than 24 years
as property managers, they have invested heavily in modern infrastructure in order to produce
the best coffee in the region.
Many months were testing various equipment and farming techniques to replant new shoots
of coffee trees and increase productivity and product quality.
“The estate coffee has a classic cupping profile, with soft acidity, yellow fruits, chocolate and a
From the study of the region’s soil, Mr. Tarcízio and Ms. Eunice implemented specific cultivation
methods and, thanks to all these measures, today the São Francisco da Bela Vista farm produces
“gourmet” coffee with quality and with the least impact to the environment.
“Every year, the Sao Francisco da Bela Vista coffee is the first coffee to arrive out of our 84+