Brazil
Fazenda Pantano

Taste Profile

Plum-like, berries, floral with excellent sweetness

 

Background

Fazenda Pântano is located in the Cerrado close to the city of Patos de Minas at an altitude of 1,150 meters and covers a total area of 600 hectares. More than 100 hectares of the land are allocated for permanent natural forest reserves.

 

The coffee plantation has been owned by the Ferrero family for three generations and it is one of the oldest coffee plantations still producing coffee in Brazil. The family are continually experimenting with innovative processing methods and are committed to producing coffees of the highest quality. In 2014 this farm won a prestigious national Award for Sustainability. The Ferrero family philosophy can be summed up in this quote from Wagner Ferrero who runs Fazenda Pantano: “I think the minimum a farmer can do is take care of the land, return to the soil that which it gives us, and think of the future. It’s an exchange. Nature is wise. And vindictive”.

 

The coffee is processed using the pulped natural method which means that the cherries are picked and pulped and then immediately dried on African style raised beds. This results in a cleaner cup than natural processed coffee, with brighter notes and a lighter body but with greater complexity. All processing takes place on the farm and the coffee is only hulled at the point of export and packed into grain pro sacks in order to preserve flavour and freshness. 

 

The farm supports a local school and also funds various training schemes and courses for its staff. It is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Fazenda Pantano considers the health of their workers a priority; offering health, dental plan, and school for their children. 


Region

The Cerrado, Minas Gerais

Farm

Fazenda Pantano

Farmer

Wagner Ferrero

Varietal

Yellow bourbon

Altitude Range

1050m - 1150m

Process

Pulped Natural

Certification

Rainforest Alliance

Crop

2016 - 2017

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