MantissaThe Planting

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One of the essential steps for guaranteeing the excellence of the coffee drink is the planting. Here, in Mantissa Farm, we carefully prepare the ground for it to receive the seedlings. Usually, we carry out the plowing and harrowing, and then the soil handling for the soil to receive the plant. The planting is performed during the rain season, as the soil is moist. Afterwards, the fertilization and the liming are carried out, depending on the soil's environmental conditions.



Among the techniques employed during the coffee farming, we can mention the use of grafted seedlings, the thickening or the smaller space between the plants, the coffee crops irrigation and the employment of premature varieties (smaller and more productive, making sure the first harvest will be made one year and a half after the crop is established).



The seedlings are thoroughly selected. They are collected, planted and kept in special nurseries, where they will give rise to seedlings. When the seedlings reach from 4 to 6 pairs of leaves on their branches, they are taken to soils that will host coffee. Each coffee plant is irrigated, in order to fulfill the needs arising from the lack of rain and extended droughts.



It is common to use nutrients to enrich a soil, such as nitrogen-based fertilizers, phosphate and potassium, and other supplementary nutrients, such as manganese, iron, boron and zinc. Those elements are used according to the nature of the soil and the intensity of the rains, coffee tree age, and the genetic value of the plants.



The thickening enables us to plant about 10,000 seedlings along 5 hectares. With this technique, the width of the streets between the line is of 3.5 m at the most, and the space between the plants is smaller (from 0.8 to 1 m). Thus, we manage to plant an expressive amount of seedlings.



Specifically, the irrigation in coffee crops enables yearly harvests to be made, instead of one harvest each two years. It is important to highlight that all the water employed at irrigating must be analyzed for the quality to be tested. Each coffee tree must be irrigated according to its need, due to the lack of rains, extended droughts and ground types.

THE FARM Where it all began

The Mantissa Farm is located among peaks, mountains and mounts. Considering the uneven ground, we chose to plant in level curves with the purpose of preventing the soil from eroding, besides contributing for draining the rain water, making it flow into the water more easily. Still, such inclination contributes to the conservation of nutrients, essential for a succeeded plantation.

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The Planting

The planting is performed during the rain season, as the soil is moist.
Mantissa<em>The Planting</em>
One of the essential steps for guaranteeing the excellence of the coffee drink is the planting.

The Harvesting

The selective harvest consists of collecting the ripe cereja fruit, ignoring thus the green ones.
Mantissa<em> The Harvesting </em>
It is ideal that the fruit be ripe, with few green or cereja fruit, in a post-ripening phase, dry or raisin.

Drying and Processing

Peeled cereja, natural and lots of fermented coffee are some of the main processes in the farm.
Mantissa<em> Drying and Processing </em>
Our Farm Works with different post-harvesting processes in order to meet our most demanding clients' demands and the market's needs.

Classification and Tasting

Every lot is physically and sensorially analyzed by our Q-Graders (coffee classifiers and tasters classified by CQI – Coffee Quality Institute).
Mantissa<em> Classification and Tasting </em>
In this step, we taste the result of all the work in the crop and the Yard.

Storage and Commerce

With the same care and attention to details, the lots are stored in Big Bags or in jute sacks of 60 kg.
Mantissa<em> Storage and Commerce </em>
Every coffee is properly sorted by lots and tracked from the crop to the storage, with full traceability and thorough information through every step.

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