Episode 29 on Monday the 1st of June 2009 Colombia La Manuela 2009-2010 Crop

Colombian coffees are well known for their consistency. They're smooth, rich and so ....... well, just drinkable!

This Colombian is a single origin from the "la Manuela" estate. We have stocked this bean before but after a gap of a couple of years in which we chose not to carry it, I feel it is once again as good as it used to be.

In the cup expect sweetness with floral notes. Its also really smooth and has a great mouthfeel. This is great Colombian, a near perfect example. Very 'chugable', easy drinking, multi brew method coffee.

Trade Mark: Estate Coffee La Manuela

Geography Location: Municipio de Manizales, vereda La Manuela. 5° 3' 15.42'' to the North and 75° 36' 07.04'' to the West.

Altitude: From 1.080 to 1.200 m.a.s.l.

Variety: Tipica Caturra and Variedad Colombia

Temperature: 23° C

Rainfall: From 2.200 to 2.400 mm/year

Sunshine: 1,541 h. Light/year

Texture: Volcanic origin (sandy - clay )

Topography: Plain 5 % - Intermediate 70 % - Hilly 25 %

Harvest Months: October - December and April - June

Dryness Type: Coke coal combustion silo

Sorting Method: Handy ( broca ) and electronic method

Cup Quality: Intense Fragance and Aroma, with Balance between Acidity and Body


  • 1 June 2009, 10:08 pm

    Hoodi says:

    Sounds good Steve. This one hasn’t actually arrived yet but I look forward to giving it a whirl later in the week.
    Quick question WRT the vac pot – where did you get the butane burner from? I’d quite like one for mine…

  • 1 June 2009, 10:11 pm

    The burner was from Maplins very cool one of my best buys

  • 2 June 2009, 4:13 am

    SlowRain says:

    This is easily my favorite episode thus far. I thought it was packed with useful information. Loved the new intro and the dual camera. The picture of the roast profile was a great idea. Not only do I look forward to episode 81, I look forward to episode 181.

    Is ‘Manizales’ the correct spelling of the municipality where this coffee is from?

  • 2 June 2009, 6:34 am

    Thanks so much for your kind words. Big smile on my face here :)

    And yes I think that’s the right spelling.

  • 2 June 2009, 3:24 pm

    Dave A says:

    Stumbled across hasbean by accident and spotted the link to this site. You’re an inspiration, you obviously love your coffee and your job, keep up the good work.

    Placed my first order yesterday, hopefully it’ll be the first of many.

    Very professional setup, I hope the coffee is as good as the site!


  • 2 June 2009, 4:48 pm

    Hoodi says:

    Cool, cheers Steve I’ll check Maplins out. I was going to write up a review of the Hario but there seems little point now!
    Actually that raises something else I was wondering – is I’d practical to archive reviews in with the coffee archive? Other people can drop some invaluable info about coffee / products, but as soon as stock goes so does the review!

  • 2 June 2009, 7:08 pm

    Thats a very good point, let me have a think about how we may do it.

  • 4 June 2009, 10:47 am

    Den says:

    Excellent “In My Mug”

    Steve You just keep improving. Loved the in picture of the Vac.

    Would just like to let Dave A know he has stumbled across an excellent site, and I believe the coffee is better and he will not be disappointed. The cupping notes say it all..

  • 8 June 2009, 1:48 pm

    Dave A says:

    Well, following my post above, I got my first coffee from you. Delicous coffee, had a little trouble getting to grind right but now getting great extraction (using Gaggia MDF grinder and classic machine) I bought Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira Bourbon 2008-2009 Crop. Fantastic flavour, one of the nicest coffee’s I’ve ever had… I’ll be back for more 100%

    Thanks again, love all your sites, just spotted another In My Mug so will be watching it shortly.

    Well done, you’ve got a customer for life


  • 8 June 2009, 1:51 pm

    Thanks Dave

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