Mercanta deal directly with farms and cooperatives of all sizes, large and small. What all share is the production of the very highest quality coffee. Ipanema Gourmet has been producing coffee since the 1970s and is certainly one of the largest farms with whom we work. Their production area, composed of five farms, stretches over more than 4,500 hectares total area. Approximately 70% of this total land is devoted entirely to coffee (the rest is primarily conservation area). It is not surprising, then, that the total annual production at Ipanema exceeds the annual production of several of the world’s smaller coffee-producing countries! This is why we buy with Mercanta.