Fazenda Pantano is located in the midst of the Cerrado (=translated = savanna) of Central Brazil in the federal state Minas Gerais and covers a total area of 600 ha. Owned by the Ferrero family for three generations it is one of the oldest coffee producing plantations in Brazil. More than 100 hectares of the land are kept as permanent natural forest reserves being a legal requirement under Brazilian law. The farm supports a local school and funds various training schemes and courses for its staff.
The coffee is being processed the traditional natural way: the cherries are picked and then immediately spread on raised screens in African style allowing air to circulate and to dry the beans evenly. Yellow Bourbon is a special Arabica variety where the beans show a yellow colour instead of red when ripe and provide a flavour profile reminding of orange and citrus hints. Being also a member in the association of the Cerrado coffee farmers the Ferrero family guarantees for high quality standards and origin of the coffee following sustainable practices.
Cup profile: mild, bright acidity, light to medium body, nutty, slightly citric, sweet, balanced.