Taste Profile:Intense cooked cranberry, elderflower and spices flavors with boozy acidity.
Farm: Manos Juntas Micromill
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Altitude: 1400-2000 masl
Container: 100% metal, recyclable or re-usable.
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 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.
or 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.
Once dried, the coffee is cupped and samples are sent to Cafe Imports. They are then approved, milled, and shipped.
Banexport believes that when it comes to a breakdown in factors that contribute to quality:
50% is determined by crop production (fertilization, pruning, and proper harvest of cherries)
50% is determined by post-harvest processing (fermentation, pulping, drying, and storage)
Based on this understanding, Banexport decided to establish Manos Juntas Micromill, in which they purchase cherries from producers and manage the processing, drying, and storage themselves. This model allows producers to focus on the healthy production of specialty coffee, while the meticulous work of sorting, processing, drying, and storing is managed by Banexport's team.
Pink Bourbon: Cultivated from hybridization of Red and Yellow Bourbon. It's very rare, but the producers say it is quite resistant to rust. Pink and Orange Bourbons are very difficult to produce with consistency. The recessive genes leading to the expression of these colors are easily thwarted by the presence of yellow and red genes in a given pollen grain. A carefully isolated and contained lot can do quite well and preserve the unique color and character of this variety, though this is quite hard to find.
The goat or domestic goat is a domesticated species of goat-antelope typically kept as livestock. It was domesticated from the wild goat of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the animal family Bovidae and the tribe Caprini, meaning it is closely related to the sheep.
Brews great all all methods. We like it via espresso and Hario Swtich.