Today, Nicolau runs his farms with the help of his daughter, Yuki, who has taken a great interest in specialty coffee
production and who’s help has been instrumental in helping get the other family business, Aequitas Coffee Exporters,
off the ground (see further down). His son, Walter, and other daughter are also intrinsically involved in the farms’
Fazenda Ipe is planted under Yellow Catuaí and Red Catuaí.
The family has also recently established plantations of Yellow Catucaí. Renovation is completed on a regular schedule or, specifically, when a coffee plot experiences significantly decreased productivity. The most common pruning method is an apical section in the top part of the trees after harvest season