Harvest in Nariño comes at a time that is somewhat in between the middle and main harvests of our other primary sources of Colombian coffee, namely Urrao and Caicedo in the north, and La Plata and Inzá down south.
The Manzano process experiments are up on shrub now. We're very happy to be able to offer the experiments all together as a full set to shrubland this year. Some ideas for presentation of these coffees for your employees and/or customers:
- Roast all 3 to the same degree, serve as a set from a single service brew method.
- Set up a cupping to present the roasted explain the different processes and have an open discussion about the differences found in the cup.
- This is a great set for a Farmer’s Market presentation as you will have an agricultural context to help drive home the concepts.
- Create a “single origin” espresso blend from the 3 different processes (use the MW lightly in the blend; in small amounts it can provide brightness but too much and it can be sour).
- Compare/contrast the DP Manzano to a DP coffee from another region.
- Compare roast profiles, as stated above, note the differences around the first crack of the roast. This is an excellent training instrument for yourself or a roaster in training.
- Share your findings on The Manzano page or on Facebook or an online forum, let’s have some conversations about these coffees!