Producer: Gabriel and Flavia Lancha de Oliviera
Origin: Cristais paulistas, Alta mogiana
Varietal: Mundo Novo
Altitude: 1270 metres above sea level
Flavours: Brown Sugar, Chocolate & Maple Syrup
Cup Score: 85
Where is it from?
Fazenda Bom Jesus is the work of Gabriel and Flavia Lancha Oliveira both of whom are grandchildren of coffee producers and have a long heritage with the coffee industry. They themselves passed their love and care on to their sons, Lucas and Gabriel junior who are also dedicated full-time to the farm.
Gabriel and Flavia are more than just a farming couple. Their objective is to sustainably develop their region both socially and economically. Fazenda Bom Jesus was a founder of the Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association - AMSC which promotes a greater conscience with regard to speciality coffee in the region as well as developing better farm practices. Performance bonus payments are also made alongside employees fixed wages. Flavia verifies that all employees on the farm must be literate and receive specialized training to do their job. As for the workforce, all their children must be enrolled at the local school.
Fazenda Bom Jesus has over 140 hectares of Natural Reserve where a huge diversity of fauna and flora can be found. Annual auditors come to collect data on both vegetation and wildlife which, in turn, is catalogued by Rainforest Alliance researchers. Fazenda Bom Jesus has been Rainforest Alliance Certified (RFA) since 2008 and scored 98% in last years audit. The importance of the certification is for both environmental and social reasons. Recycling is encouraged in all farm buildings and the correct use of safety equipment is a further requirement of RFA. The farm even produces its own compost which is used in its coffee production. Fazenda Bom Jesus contributes socially with events such as GIMA – where children from 9 small surrounding towns come to take part in a treasure hunt. Over 400 children participate in general knowledge tests and a sports day on the Bom Jesus Farm.
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