Grower: Elza Leopoldino
Region: Southern Minas Gerais
Varieties: Yellow Catuai, Acauã and Mundo Novo
Planted area: 18 hectares
Total area: 20 hectares
From a very young age, Elza has always worked in the coffee plantations in her region. Still very young, Elza met Afonso and they soon got married. Together, they worked for 18 years on a large coffee farm in the city of Nepomuceno in southern Minas Gerais. With a lot of hard work, they managed to buy a small property in the next town, Lavras. They are a small family, working in the family farming model. Most plantations are young trees, so harvesting is done by hand and the bigger and older trees are hand-picked. As they are family properties, they do not have permanent employees, but during the harvest, they hire 2 employees to assist in the processes. All coffee batches are natural, sun-dried. They are very concerned about preserving the environment and are always concerned about keeping everything in perfect harmony, between nature and coffee production.