History of the farm
Descendants of Italian and Portuguese immigrants, the Ignotti family began its history with coffee production in 1986.
That year, Sebastião Almeida, encouraged his daughter, Lúcia Elisa Ignotti, and son-in-law, Ricardo Vagne Ignotti, to move from Paraná to the city of Patrocínio, MG, giving them a small piece of land on which they began cultivating coffee.
Coffee growing began in a volcanic region known as Chapadão de Ferro, in the city of Patrocínio, MG. Facing the need to expand production, the Ignotti family, guided by patriarch Ricardo Ignotti, sold the land which had sparked the dream, and acquired a larger farm in the same region, where they grow coffee until today. This area is at 1180 meters of elevation.
In 2016, the production went through a new transformation when the family expanded its borders, going to the city of Guimarânia, MG, to a region called Caixetas. This area has a minimum elevation of 1070 meters and a maximum of 1090.
Together with his wife and son, Ricardo Ignotti, a third-generation coffee producer, seeks to produce excellent coffees in the Cerrado Mineiro region, in the cities of Patrocínio and Guimarânia. As such, both farms are going through the certification process.
Currently the areas are run by Ricardo and his son, Vinícius, 29. Lúcia handles the administration of the farms.
The creation of Grupo Ignotti Speciality Coffee strengthens the family’s story and consolidates the constant search to produce specialty coffees, always seeking sustainability and preservation of the environment.
Coffee processing system
This coffee was mechanically harvested, with 80% ripe cherries, and then taken to the patio to begin the drying process. Drying was done using the natural method over a period of 15 days. Following this process, the coffee was taken to a rest box where it remained for 10 days. After resting, the coffee was processed, and the lot was stored in the warehouse.
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