Fazenda Pantano is a farm situated near the city of Patos de Minas in the South East of Brazil. The farm is situated within the Cerrado, in the State of Minas Gerais, at an altitude of 1,150 metres above sea level and covering an area of 550 hectares. More than 300 hectares of the land is allocated for permanent natural forest reserves which are six times more than the legal requirements under Brazilian law and it is also certified by The Rainforest Alliance. The farm is owned by the Ferrero Family and has over 200 varietals of coffee bean, including Mundo Novo, Yellow Catuai, Icatu and Uva. The Ferrero Family work closely with the Brazilian Coffee Research institute to experiment with new ways and processing and generating new flavours. All processing is carried out on the farm where the red cherries are picked and pulped then immediately dried on raised beds. This results in a cleaner cup with brighter notes and a lighter body. Fazenda Pantano also supports a local school and funds various training schemes and courses for its staff.
This coffee has a mild acidity, a medium body with an excellent sweetness and balance. Plum like flavours and chocolate are evident. This coffee scores a very respectable 83.5-84.5 in SCAA cupping.