Medium/Dark - Well developed and roasted gently due to the natural processing and altitude. This roast will work well with milk based espresso drinks, but also as a filter coffee.
Chocolate and nut notes dominate with a soft muted acidity of tamarind and pineapple. Medium round body.
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.
In 2015, Fazenda Pantano received an award from Brazil’s most prestigious agricultural magazine "Globo Rural”. The magazine runs 4 national awards for Sustainable Practices in 4 categories; Meat Production, Perennial Crops, Annual Crops and Forestry. There were 189 finalists in the Perennial group which mostly consisted of orange growers. 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.
One of the most impressive considerations at Fazenda Pantano is that each part of the land is different and requires varying levels of care. They are fastidious with waste and have plans in place to reduce the use of chemicals and water as much as possible in the coming years. Currently, the farm is divided into plots which are made up of 1 hectare squares. They have conducted soil analysis on each hectare and prescribes individual treatment with water and pesticides accordingly. There is also a meteorological station on site to ensure water is being used correctly, taking into account the following factors on each hectare:
• Daily necessity of water
• Amount of rain
• Retention of water in soil • Effect of evaporation and wind
• Amount of ground water in first 40cm of soil
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.
In addition to the excellent agronomic practices at Fazenda Pantano, the farm supports a local school and also funds various training schemes and courses for its staff. It is also certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
Espresso (18g VST)
in 26 to 30 seconds