Roaster Notes (Brazil)
Gabriel and Flavia are not just a conventional farming couple. They aim to advance their region both socially and economically through sustainable development. As a founding member of the Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association (AMSC), Fazenda Bom Jesus works to raise awareness about specialty coffee and improve farm practices for all. In addition to fixed salaries, performance bonuses are also offered to employees. Flavia ensures that all farm workers are literate and receive specialized training to perform their duties. The couple also mandates that all their children attend the local school.
Corporate Social Responsbility
Fazenda Bom Jesus has over 140 hectares of Natural Reserve where a huge diversity of fauna and flora can be found.
Fazenda Bom Jesus contributes socially with events such as GIMA. Over 400 children participate in general knowledge tests and sport days on the Bom Jesus Farm. Only state educated children take part in the events.
The coffee undergoes a meticulous drying process, with the husks removed only after the moisture content reaches 11.5%. The coffee is cultivated at elevations ranging from 1,100 to 1,270 meters above sea level, where it benefits from ideal rainfall of approximately 1,000mm annually and stable temperatures of 20-25°C. These conditions promote the growth of healthy coffee trees and cherries.
Quality & Certifications
Certified Coffee from Fazenda Bom Jesus Fazenda Bom Jesus made history as the first farm in the Alta Mogiana region to earn UTZ certification in 2006. This certification demands rigorous monitoring and documentation of all coffee stages to ensure complete traceability. The farm also holds membership in the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association and has been Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified since 2008, reflecting its commitment to both environmental and social responsibility. The RFA certification requires recycling practices in all farm buildings and compliance with safety regulations. Last year, the farm received a score of 98% from RFA auditors. Fazenda Bom Jesus' certified coffee is exported to over 10 countries, including Australia, Germany, the United States, and recently to the United Kingdom
Fazenda Bom Jesus is the passion project of Gabriel and Flavia Lancha Oliveira. As grandchildren of coffee farmers, they have passed down their love and dedication to the trade to their sons, Lucas and Gabriel, who now work full-time on the farm. In 1984, the couple formed The Labareda Group, expanding into various rural endeavors, but coffee remains their primary crop.
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