Fazenda Pantano is located in the middle of Cerrado (savanna) of Central Brazil in the federal state Minas Gerais, close to the city of Patos de Minas. It covers a total area of 600 hectares and is operated by the Ferrero family. More than 100 hectares of the land are kept uncultivated as a permanent natural forest reserve which is a legal requirement under Brazilian law. The farm management supports a local school and funds various trainings for the staff. Besides the traditional natural processing method, Fazenda Pantano also applies the so called “eco-washing” method. After harvesting the cherries are pulped and then immediately dried on African beds. This saves water and protects the environment.
Being also a member in the association of the Cerrado coffee farmers, the Ferrero family guarantees high quality standards and sustainable farming practices. Those are proven through the “tag”-certification which makes it possible to trace back every single bag down to farm level. Every bag gets an individual label with a number code which verifies the exact origin of the coffee. Through a search option in the internet one can find more comprehensive information about the respective Fazendas including cupping reports from professional Q-graders.