Coffee Grown
With Attitude®

Leonardus Vergutz e Outros

da Lagoa

Farm facts

Municipality: Presidente Olegario
Average altitude: 1020.00 metros
Average temperature: 22 ºC
Latitude: -18.362838
Longitude: -46.463700
Variety: Catuaí vermelho IAC - 144, IBC 12, Paraiso - MG2

About your grower

It was in the year 2005 that the idea of ​​a new activity arose. As Fazenda da Lagoa is located in the municipality of Presidente Olegário, which stands out for having an average altitude of 1000 meters, we decided to opt for an old passion for coffee. Previously we grew banana, passion fruit and white crop. In 2009 we planted the first 28 ha of coffee. Currently, we have 130 ha of varieties: Catuaí 144 and IBC 12. Initially the lack of knowledge in the coffee sector has brought difficulties that were met with great effort, dedication and through courses, lectures, visits and literature. The challenges were many, but the desire to win was greater. Difficulties are faced by taking care of our endeavor with great affection, always seeking to learn and improve in every way. The crop is 100% irrigated and mechanized. The machines are well regulated for selective harvesting. Every year the company has been improving with new technologies and with the training of our employees, to maintain and acquire new certifications, thus improving quality, always observing the environmental and labor requirements, and the welfare of all involved.

About Cerrado Mineiro Region

Designation of Origin

The Cerrado Mineiro Region is a world recognized high quality coffee producing origin - the first “Designation of Origin” in Brazil, located in northwest of Minas Gerais State.

Having well-defined seasons - a hot, wet summer and a pleasantly dry winter - is a strong characteristic of the region. The coffee plantations are cultivated in areas with altitudes varying between 800 and 1,300 meters, the result being high quality coffees with a unique identity.

The coffees are “Origin and Quality Guareanteed” by the Cerrado Mineiro Region - D.O. Regulatory Board.

Our official production process

The Designation of Origin oficial production process emphasizes and values the characteristics of our terroir. Only coffees grown inside the officially delimited area and that followed the rules of the production process defined by our Regulatory Board may have the Cerrado Mineiro Region - D.O. assured by the Guaranteed Origin and Quality Seal.

Producing farms must be located within the Designation of Origin delimited area;

Minimum altitude of 800 meters, reaching up to 1,300 meters;

Coffee arabica is the official specie;

Minimum quality of 80pts based on SCAA* methodology;

The use of good practices and respect to Brazilian laws;

Coffee lots must be warehoused only in the accredited cooperatives;

Only the official coffee bag, identified with the Guaranteed Origin and Quality Seal., must be used;