Rancho do Mirante
Sítio Rancho do Mirante is located in the city of Olímpio de Noronha, in the Serra da Mantiqueira region, in the south of Minas Gerais. The property was acquired in 2009 by the owner Mr. Antônio, his wife and son, and is run by the first generation of coffee producers in the family.
Currently Mr. Antônio, his wife and son are dedicated to growing coffee sustainably, preserving the springs and native forests on their farm. His wife, Berenice, is responsible for post-harvest processing, and his son, 30-year-old Michel Nunes, is responsible for caring for the crops from the harvest to final processing, to obtain good results.
The harvest of this lot was done when the cherries were well-ripened, by hand over cloths to avoid the beans touching the ground. On the same day it was picked, the coffee was taken to the patio where it was washed and spread in a greenhouse in thin layers to dry to the ideal humidity. After being pulped, the beans were separated into lots and deposited at COCARIVE’s warehouse in Carmo de Minas.
The farm is at an average elevation of 1100 meters. The region, with mountainous topography, with an average annual rainfall of 1600 mm, and an average temperature of 18°C, has a differentiated climate and soils favorable to the production of specialty coffees.