Average Altitude : 1100m
Productive area: 146ha
Total area: 372ha
Varieties: Bourbon, Icatú, Aranans, Catiguá, Topázio, Catucaí, Catuaí, Acaiá e Mundo Novo
Post Harvest: Natural, Pulped, Fully Washed
Prizes: 19 place CUP OF EXCELLENCE 2019 WINNER
WINNER OF COCATREL BEST COFFEE 2019
Zaroca Estate Coffee
The Zaroca Farm, in mid-1915, was called Jararaca Farm and was owned by Mr. Zaroca, Gilberto's great-grandfather. It was incorporated into Fazenda Boa Vista, whose main crop was sugar cane.
In 1980 Maria de Brito, Gilberto's grandmother and Zaroca's daughter, took over the farm and changed its name to Fazenda Zaroca - in honor of his father, who did much for the growth of coffee and sugar cane cultures in the region.
After his death in 1996, Gilberto's mother took over the farm and for some years Gilberto was her assistant in coffee growing, implementing new varieties of fruits.
From 2015 onwards, Gilberto took over the management of his stake that represents 62.5% of Fazenda Zaroca and began work focused on producing specialty coffees, with more technology, equipment modernization and constant training of employees.
New varieties were introduced, aiming at high quality and good production to serve the national and international markets.
Utz Certified certifies coffee producers according to criteria established by it in the so-called “Code of Conduct”, according to which the certified producer follows standards for record keeping about production and tillage, controlled use of pesticides (which must be as minimal as possible and have all actions documented) for crop protection, labor rights protection and compliance with the laws in force in the country where the producer is located, access to health care and education for employees and their families.
Fazenda Zaroca is a participant in the Association of Natural Coffees of South Minas, where excellent producers gather to certify UTZ and Rainforest providing exchange of experiences and access to consumer markets that value superior products.