Colombia - Manos Juntas Micromill, Natural

$6.13 per pound
Cupping Score 84
Raspberry, grenadine, cherry cola, fig newton, fruit leather
Malic, winey, pomegranate
Grape popsicle, powdered donut, semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla, Coke, tart berry, fruit jam, raspberry iced tea, mango orange starburst
Candy-like, caramel apple
Light weight, black tea
Lingering, red wine, black tea
Size 10 pound bag

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In our roastery 

When we roast this coffee for customers, we roast it at the lighter end of the spectrum. We purchased this coffee to highlight the work being done at the mill. The natural processing method and the celebrated Pink Bourbon varietal were also big factors in our decision to bring this coffee in. To roast this coffee any darker might diminish all the work that made this coffee special.

This offering gives you the opportunity to taste the natural process, commonly associated with Africa, from a different part of the world. Many countries are adopting the natural processing method for experimentation, hoping to raise cup quality, and even water conservation. This offering is a Pink Bourbon - a hybrid of the Yellow Bourbon, and the Red Bourbon varietals. With inherent tasting notes of apple, tea, and florals, the natural process amplifies these tasting notes to give us a vibrant and candy-like offering from the Manjos Juntas Micromill.

In your lineup

The Manos Juntas Micromill is known for producing beautiful coffee. It is a familiar offering, and the quality hits hard year after year. The mill strives to make coffee production simple for producers by paying them up front and taking on the responsibilities of processing and exporting.

Lighter profiles will display big sweetness and acidity, with candy-like flavors not far from tropical Starburst. The darkest you would want to take this coffee is perhaps light-medium. The darker you roast, the less of the processing you will taste, which means a different coffee may be better suited if that is what you are looking for. 

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RoastPATH® profile recorded on an MCR-3D while roasting a 1.81 kilogram batch.

1:01 Turning Point
5:09 Green < Yellow
10:55 First Crack

Origin: Colombia
Region: Sotara, Cauca 
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Process Method: Natural
Altitude: 1400-2000 MASL
RoastPATH® ID: CI170-A02-2468


Manos Juntas is a micromill in Sotara area of Colombia's Cauca region, operated and managed by our 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 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.

For Naturally-processed coffees, 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.

Cauca, Colombia


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