Va bene, OK thought I would share my conclusions after consulting with a professor of economics at the university of Sao Paolo Brazil
Italian family of 4 responsible for 4,000 - 5,000 coffee plants They are growing their own vegetables and raising some small animals and poultry to eat, living frugally and housing paid by the owner of the coffee farm
Saved amount per family per year $7 - $8 pounds sterling during period 1897 - 1902. Paid in Brazilian currency mil-réis 1902 conversion 140 - 200 pounds sterling 1902 conversion US dollars $681. - 947. ( too difficult to convert 1902 money to lira ) 2012 value adjusted for inflation Pounds 12,900 - 18,400 Euros 14,995. - 21,292. US dollars $17,807. - $25,438.