|Sweet clementine, cherry, nougat|
|Ferrero Family, Fazenda Pântano|
|Cerrado, Minas Gerais|
About the coffee
Fazenda Pântano is located in the Cerrado close to the city of Patos de Minas at an altitude of 1,150 metres 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.
The large yellow cherries are picked and separated in the post harvest process. The skin of the cherry is removed, leaving the rest of the fruit encasing the bean with most of the mucilage removed. These sticky beans are then laid out to dry on African style raised beds, where they are frequently turned over to allow even drying.
The farm also uses precision agriculture with maintaining the soil health using GPS when giving nutrients to match the needs of the soil. As well as this the farm is using honey based insecticides that aren't harmful to the environment for certain pests.
The farm supports a local school and also funds various training schemes and courses for its staff as well as providing full health care. It is also certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
SCA points: 84