At the Farms Caxambu and Aracaçu, the coffee trees are in the growth and development phase, preparing the fruit for its moment of accomplishment. The fruit, still unripe, daily manifest its potential until it is ripe enough for harvest, when it will express its best features through the care taken at each stage of production. While all this physiological path occurs at the coffee crop, all the costumers and visitors are granted with flowers and exotic plants, performing a visual show every day. "The days at the Farms have being amazing, with nature enchanting us daily while we cherish the crops, what gives us great pleasure waiting for the harvest time, that is so sacred to us", Ucha said.
Every year, trees belonging to the original biome of the Farms Caxambu and Aracaçu are seeded on the locations. This year, 1500 trees belonging to 82 different species were planted. The trees are planted around the crops in order to create a suitable microclimate for the development of coffee plants and also to protect the plots of high temperatures, which has occurred due to several climate issues. The barriers around the plots provide a cooler microenvironment, proper ventilation and mild temperatures in the crop, which contribute to the formation of a pleasing environment and optimal conditions. Moreover, there was also the annual planting of forests aiming the formation of ecological corridors, which connect the reserved area for protection of native forest and facilitate the transit of wild animals within the Farms. The properties are granted with water springs, which reinforces the yearning for planting trees every year, since the farms are committed to preserve, care for and nourish these sources. Preserving this precious resource is expected greater abundance and higher water quality, both for the Farms and other neighboring properties. "Water care is part of an ongoing environmental project we developed, and we do this by protecting the soil and bringing a more suitable and pleasant climate condition to our plantations by planting trees. We have certainly created an environment and a much more thrive and rich nature in that piece of land that is entrusted to us - Fazenda Caxambu and Aracaçu", said Ucha.