Colombia Cauca Manos Juntas Natural
chocolate • blackberries • winey acidity
- roasted & shipped the same day
- In stock, ready to ship
Colombian beans are always smooth, yet complex coffees. Our second crop from the Manos Juntas Micro-mill is also a dry-processed bean and it is just as juicy and sweet as the first. We discovered a subtle winey acidity that adds a unique depth to the coffee. Along with the tart sweetness of blackberries, this coffee is beautifully balanced with the creamy, chocolate richness that pushes through with each sip.
Flavor Notes: chocolate • blackberries • winey acidity
complex • juicy • creamy
Varietal: castillo • colombia • F6
Recommended Brew Method:
drip • chemex • french press
Manos Juntas is a micromill in Sotara area of Colombia's Cauca region, operated and managed by our exporting partners at Banexport. The entire concept of this micromill is based on simplifying tasks and responsibilities, for both producers and Banexport.
This particular offering was first purchased in its cherry form when delivered to the mill by eight local producers, on the day of harvest. Upon arrival, the Brix and pH were recorded, and the cherries are placed in large hermetic tanks for a five-day-long anaerobic fermentation: Each tank is labeled with the name of the producer, to retain traceability. During this period, nitrogen gas is introduced into the tanks in order to stimulate the yeast. Brix and pH are measured constantly through this process and are used to determine the stopping point for fermentation; the coffee is then subjected to 20°C temperatures in order to cease fermentation and remove the yeast and other microorganisms. The cherry is then "aged" in tanks for a period of five more days before they are taken to solar dryers. Drying takes 30–45 days.
The Manos Juntas Micromill, purchases cherries from producers and manage the processing, drying, and storage themselves. This model allows producers to focus on healthy production of specialty coffee, while the meticulous work of sorting, processing, drying, and storing is managed by Banexport's team.
On-Demand Roasting Explained
I'm sure that you've seen notes on our website about how 'We don't roast until you want it." or "Roasted Fresh After You Order", but have you thought about why and how we setup our business to do that?