Fazenda Terra Preta Natural
Elevation Ave: 1100
Farm Name: Fazenda Terra Preta
Farm size: 42 hectares
Fernanda has been running Fazenda Terra Preta since 1990, but coffee farming has been a family tradition since the beginning of the last
century, the golden age of culture in the country. The winner of the contest inherited her father’s Curral de Pedras farm in 1981. The property
was divided between Fernanda and her sister. The coffee culture is in the blood. I have always been interested and tried to improve the
quality of the coffee produced on the farm as much as possible, through courses and technical support for management, he explains. The
Terra Preta farm has 236.7 hectares, 42 of which are dedicated to coffee cultivation, where around 1,200 bags of the grain are harvested
annually. The other areas of the property are divided between sugarcane cultivation and pasture. To achieve the highest quality, Fernanda
states that a variety of special precautions are taken, such as harvesting with machines or cloth, without letting the beans fall to the ground,
proper washing and separation, drying up to 15 days, some factors from the Alta Mogiana region itself contribute to the quality of the grain.
The average altitude is one thousand meters, with a very favourable climate and soil.