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 550 hectares. More than 300 hectares of the land are allocated for permanent natural forest reserves, which is six times more than the legal requirement under Brazilian law.
The farm has over 200 varietals, most of which are in experimental production, and is working closely with the Brazilian Coffee Research Institute to experiment with processing and flavour.
Once again, Pantano has been a pioneering farm in Minas Gerais, being the first one in the region to treat each hectare individually and then show equal levels of attention in the postharvest processing and production of the coffee. Once harvested the coffee is then separated by density with the ripe cherry being selected and then pulped with most of the mucilage removed before it is then laid out on the patio for drying for between 7 -10 days.
|LOCATION||Cerrado, Minas Gerais|
|OWNERS||The Ferrero Family|
|NOTES||Plum, Berry, Chocolate|
Notes from the team:
Fazenda Pântano feels as if it's a part of our DNA at Rounton Coffee Roasters - it has been with us for so long. It's a prime example of how quality and sustainability can (or should we say, must) go hand in hand.
Pântano is perfect as an espresso, but works as a hand-brewed coffee in various different ways. Fittingly, considering it's owned by the Ferrero family, it tastes a lot like a spoonful of Nutella!