Lying in the one of the sides of Mantiqueira de Minas hills
Fazenda Condado São José
Since 1978
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(by Laura Barros) Our farm story starts way before Condado's purchase in 78, it actually dates from 5 generations ago when my great- great-grand-dad Procópio Junqueira and his brother purchased a farm in a neighbor city called Heliodora. The farm was called Santa Clara and it was by the Sapucaí river, that gives the name to our town: Santa Rita do Sapucaí.

Santa Clara was inherited by Rodolfo, my great grandad, and all his brothers and sisters, and as it happens was cut down to smaller pieces.

When my grandad (who got his name, Procópio, from his grandad) inherited his piece of land it was already much smaller. But I use to tell that he is the biggest entrepreneur in our family, and boy, didn't he work on that area.

During the course of his life, my grandpa managed to multiply his land by many times, and in 1978 he decided to purchase Fazenda Condado São José, or Condado, for the close ones :).

According to him Condado is his favourite, blessed by a rich ground, amazing scenery and a vast nature. In 1985, when my dad, Beto, started managing Condado and has done so up until today. In 2017 I joined the team to help out, and since then a lot has changed.

Since then, we certified the farm with UTZ, added innovative experiments, have worked with a prestigious university on fermentation testing, added quality control processes, and more.

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At Condado we have different varietals: Yellow and Red Catuaí, Yellow Arara, Mundo Novo, Yellow Catucaí, Acaiá among others. Our plantations are from 900m to 1150m high, and we are located at Mantiqueira de Minas region, well known by its amazing sweet coffees.