In the beginning of the 60’s, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) established an identity code for each exporting country that, followed by the exporters code and the loading/shipping number, is stamped since then in each bag of coffee. As a small tribute to the history of the bag of coffee, Cafés El Magnífico wants to contribute perpetuating this traditional numeration.
Manantiales del frontino – Geisha Coffee
Exemplary Coffee
Manantiales del Frontino
Andres Felipe Londoño
Valle del Cauca
Caicedonia
>1.700msnm
Geisha
Washed | Soil: Volcanic
0.56 €. / cup

Manantiales del frontino – Geisha Coffee

From 8,75 to 70,00

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COFFEE CUP COST AT HOME
Do you know what it costs you a quality coffee prepared at home?
Using 8 grs. (customary measure) drink a cup of this extraordinary coffee for 0.56 €.
THE FARM
Certification: Rainforest Alliance
The farm is located in the village of Caicedonia, in the department of Valle del Cauca between the Central and Western ranges. It has 200 hectares of which 60 are dedicated to the conservation of species and primary native forests with pure water springs from thawing of the Central Range, which allows to potentiate the best attributes of each variety to achieve outstanding cups and blends. They have 16 streams; some are born in the mountain range of the farm and go down to the nearest town.
It is sown mainly with Castillo and Caturra, 2 of the 10 varieties harvested between 1.500 and 2.000 masl. The lots dedicated to specialty coffees, such as Geisha, are marked and separated from other varieties, and grow above 1.700 meters above sea level under pine tree shade.
From a small mountain in the southwest of Ethiopia called Gesha, and better known throughout time as Geisha, this varietal enhances the fine notes in a cup of coffee offering various aromas of tropical fruits, fine spices and flowers, delivering a delicate and subtle experience that exhilarated the palate.
In 2011 the Geisha from Manantiales del Frontino was named "coffee of the year" at the SCAA conference and in 2012 obtained recognition from the Rainforest Alliance for its superior environmental management.
PROCESS
The coffee is washed by pulping the cherries the same day it is harvested (manually) and the calibration of the pulping machines is done according to the varietal being milled. But it also goes through a pre-selection process that eliminates floating grains (under ripe and over ripe) in a hopper to process only ripe cherries. Thereafter it is fermented for 18 to 22 hours prior to drying.

Zero emission process:
The husk (residue of the process of peeling the coffee fruit) is used to generate combustion in the silos, thanks to a process of composting that turns it into an organic fertilizer.
CUPPING NOTES
Sweet tropical fruit fragrance like mango. Impressive floral aroma, fruity, notes of chai and red berries infusion. Very clean, flower bouquet, lively and fresh.



ORIGIN
The Coffee Hub of Colombia is a geographical, cultural, economic and ecological region located in the departments of Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío, the northern region of Valle del Cauca, and north-western Tolima. This region was a notable producer of rubber at the beginning of the 20th century but then it was dedicated to coffee.
The climatic (from -8°C in the snowed hill tops and 29°C in the valleys), and geological conditions in this region, determine the production of a high quality coffee. The farmers of this area have developed techniques of cultivation, harvesting and bean processing, and have preserved this form of milling despite the new techniques of mass agricultural industrialization.
In this coffee-growing area, you can see coffee plantations and more coffee plantations, aligned and tight against each other in a panoramic mottled with banana trees. In its remote mountains coffee is breathed, collected, washed, dried, suffered, enjoyed, dreamed and venerated. Just like a baby, it is walked in the sun during the day and covered at night.
The Coffee Culture Landscape was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List as an exceptional example of a cultural, sustainable and productive landscape that adapts to the unique geographical and natural characteristics in the world, where an exceptional social and cultural capital has been developed. There were 47 municipalities in this important recognition, within which is Caicedonia - Valle del Cauca - Colombia.