Fazenda Ouro Verde was transformed into an alternate income source for its owners’ families in the late 1980s when it was run by the current owner’s father-in-law, from whom Cândido first learned about coffee growing. The farm is in Piatã, in the Chapada Diamantina region, at about 1300 meters of elevation and with temperatures varying between 2 and 17°C.

Caring for the environment is one of the owner’s concerns, which he demonstrates by disposing correctly of pesticide packaging, by seeking technical guidance regarding the use of pesticides and by planting trees around the property. Much care is required to produce high-quality coffee, from adequate soil preparation to seedling planting to processing and warehousing of the beans.

Producer Candido Rosa is attentive to new quality coffee production techniques. He also seeks to invest in suitable machinery to continuously improve the final result, always following the guidance of specialized technicians from AGRIPEC.

Using his own harvest and post-harvest techniques and always with the guidance and oversight of his father-in-law, Antônio Rigno, Cândido has won important awards in Brazilian coffee production, with the best coffee in the country (Cup of Excellence – Pulped Naturals) in 2009 and in 2014, and placing second in 2015.

Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    Fazenda Ouro Verde
  • Farmer
    Cândido Vladimir Ladeia Rosa
  • Score
  • Rank
Lot Information
  • Year
  • Processing System
    Pulped Natural
  • Variety
    Catuaí 144

Chapada Diamantina, Brasil, Livramento de Nossa Senhora, Bahía, Brasil