Colombia
Manos Juntas
Natural

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  • Regular price $19.00
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Taste Notes - Tangy, Merlot, Tropical Fruit

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Coffee is roasted fresh and will ship as soon as possible depending on roast date.

Country Colombia
Region Cauca
Farm 8 producers delivering to Manos Juntas Micromill
Variety Castillo & Colombia
Proc. Method Natural
Altitude 1950 - 2100 masl

Manos Juntas is a micromill in Sotara area of Colombia's Cauca region. The entire concept of this micromill is based on simplifying tasks and responsibilities, for both producers and exporter.

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. Once dried, the coffee is cupped and samples are sent to the importer. They are then approved, milled, and shipped.

There are currently eight producers participating in the Manos Juntas program, each one a smallholder with 1–2 hectares of coffee. The varieties in this lot are Colombia, Castillo, and Colombia F6.

  • Dimer Moncayo Muñoz of Finca El Diviso
  • Bernardo Moncayo Bolaños of Finca El Pino
  • Geremias Moncayo Salazar of Finca Buena Vista
  • Juan Bautista Gaviria of Finca Villa Susy
  • Pablo Emilio Duran Guerrero of Finca El Guamo
  • Armel Moncayo Trujillo of Finca Loma El Marcelo
  • Ricardo Leon Moncayo of Finca La Granadilla
  • Flor Maria Lopez of Finca San Jose