The Coffee Factory

Brazil Fazenda Pantano

Single Origin Cherry Cocoa Hazelnut
  • Varietal - Yellow Bourbon
  • Process - Pulped natural
  • Altitude - 1150 masl
  • Location - The Cerrado, Minas Gerais
  • Roast Level - Medium dark
  • Body - Medium
  • Acidity - Medium-light
  • Sweetness High


Fazenda Pântano is owned by the Ferrero family and 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. All of these 189 farms had to be audited with only 30 farms going into the final phase, and Fazenda Pantano came out on top! The auditors were assessing three main categories on each farm: food safety, environment and social factors.

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.