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Even being into specialty coffee over a decade, we’ve seen only a few few natural process Colombian coffees — so this Manos Juntas is quite special! It screams such fruity flavors, you’re forced to reckon that this is no ordinary, or conventional-tasting, coffee by any means. It’s rich with taste notes of tropical fruits, followed by ripe blueberries, and a finish that resembles a syrupy black tea. The smoothness and extreme clarity of this coffee is sure to surprise yet please, even the ‘standard coffee drinker.’ It’s distinctness is too enjoyable not to love.

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

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 healthy production of specialty coffee, while the meticulous work of sorting, processing, drying, and storing is managed by Banexport's team.

Key takeaways about this program:

Producers deliver and sell coffee in cherry form to Banexport, by total weight. The riper the cherry, the heavier it is. This encourages better harvest practice that directly correlates to higher quality.

Producers get paid upfront for their coffee, typically producers have to wait 35 to 40 days for coffee to dry before selling it.

Banexport guarantees to pay producers a fixed price well above the market value for these cherries.

Producers involved are from surrounding farms. This means they need only to travel a short distance to deliver coffee, as opposed to driving many kilometers into town.

Coffee infrastructure, like drying beds, fermentation tanks, and depulpers, can be very expensive to purchase and maintain. With this model, farmers can forgo all of this hassle and focus on maintaining healthy trees.

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

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Colombia Manos Juntas

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$22.95 / 10 oz.

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CHARACTERISTICS

ROAST

Light

BODY

Smooth

ACIDITY

Tropical Citrus and Round

NOTES

Tropical fruit, blueberry, black currant, black tea

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Even being into specialty coffee over a decade, we’ve seen only a few few natural process Colombian coffees — so this Manos Juntas is quite special! It screams such fruity flavors, you’re forced to reckon that this is no ordinary, or conventional-tasting, coffee by any means. It’s rich with taste notes of tropical fruits, followed by ripe blueberries, and a finish that resembles a syrupy black tea. The smoothness and extreme clarity of this coffee is sure to surprise yet please, even the ‘standard coffee drinker.’ It’s distinctness is too enjoyable not to love.

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

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 healthy production of specialty coffee, while the meticulous work of sorting, processing, drying, and storing is managed by Banexport's team.

Key takeaways about this program:

Producers deliver and sell coffee in cherry form to Banexport, by total weight. The riper the cherry, the heavier it is. This encourages better harvest practice that directly correlates to higher quality.

Producers get paid upfront for their coffee, typically producers have to wait 35 to 40 days for coffee to dry before selling it.

Banexport guarantees to pay producers a fixed price well above the market value for these cherries.

Producers involved are from surrounding farms. This means they need only to travel a short distance to deliver coffee, as opposed to driving many kilometers into town.

Coffee infrastructure, like drying beds, fermentation tanks, and depulpers, can be very expensive to purchase and maintain. With this model, farmers can forgo all of this hassle and focus on maintaining healthy trees.

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

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2015

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Ben & Cassy Vollmar

Awards:

2022 Food & Wine Magazine - Best Roaster in Ohio 2019 Golden Bean Bronze Medal Champion: Awarded 3 Bronze Medals for Winning Roasts. 2019 SCA National Barista Quarter- Finalist

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