Brazil Fazenda Pantano
Malt chocolate body leads into roasted hazelnut. Maple and cedar wrapped in a creamy soft acidity.
Owned by the Ferrero family for three generations, this is one of the oldest coffee plantations still producing coffee in Brazil. Originally created in the mid-19th century as a much larger tract that stretched along the banks of the Rio Grande from the waterfall into the land of Marimbondo Aparecida de Minas, it was visited by then-reigning monarch Emperor Dom Pedro II and Empress Dona Theresa Christina. Even though this farm is steeped in tradition and history, the production is extremely innovative.
Earning a place in the finals in the Brazilian Cup of Excellence was an appreciated acknowledgement of this farm’s effort and attention to detail. This is a honey-processed coffee, which means that it is picked as a ripe yellow cherry, taken to the mill and depulped, and then patio dried. The result is a cleaner cup style with brighter notes and a lighter body. Honey processing was made popular by Brazilian farms like Fazenda Pântano, and now other innovative producers around the world are following their lead.
There is only one farm in the world that cultivates this varietal. Wagner Ferrero has an affinity for the color yellow. In fact, he only grows yellow coffee varietals on his Fazenda. Perhaps it’s because of this that he has the Yellow Mundo Novo, a unique hybrid between Sumatran and Yellow Bourbon. But this is way more than just an unusual varietal; it is a solid coffee that produces something extraordinary out of the oft overlooked soil of Brazil.
- Fazenda Pantano
- Patos de Minas
- Yellow Catuai, Yellow Bourbon
- 1150 MASL
- Pulp Natural aka Honeyed
- Tasting Notes:
- Malt chocolate body leads into roasted hazelnut. Maple and cedar wrapped in a creamy soft acidity.