Chocolate ao Leite | K22–0022

Producer: José Astrogildo de Oliveira

José Astrogildo de Oliveira, known as Zico, is a family producer affiliated with APPCER, the Association of Small Producers of the Cerrado, representing Fairtrade certification in the Cerrado Mineiro Region. Zico and his wife Gislene manage the entire 45-hectare farm, proudly acquired through their hard work. Starting with just 1 hectare, Fazenda Santo Antônio in Santo Antônio da Lagoa Seca is their pride, cultivating varieties such as Catuaí 144/99, Topaz, Rubi, and IBC 12 with a mechanized harvest. The couple's dedication has made the farm a reference in family agriculture coffee in the Cerrado Mineiro Region, garnering regular visits from international committees.
Brazil
Tasting NotesOrange, Jasmine, Cherry liquier
Crop Year2021/22
RegionCerrado
FarmFazenda Santo Antônio
ProcessNatural
VarietyMundo Novo
Bags60kg GrainPro
Altitude960 masl
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Tasting NotesOrange, Jasmine, Cherry liquier
Crop Year2021/22
RegionCerrado
FarmFazenda Santo Antônio
ProcessNatural
VarietyMundo Novo
Bags60kg GrainPro
Altitude960 masl
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Looking ahead, Zico and Gislene aim to expand coffee planting, enhance farm infrastructure, and pursue additional certifications to increase the coffee’s value. Despite being considered a small producer in terms of property size, Zico emphasizes the significant progress made in recent years and expresses a desire for continued growth.

Chocolate ao Leite | K22–0022
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