Meet Manantial Coffee and CafeLumbus: two Colombian specialty coffee companies that form part of Comercializadora Cumbres S.A.S. We’re excited to announce them as Official Host Sponsors for our 2023 Sourcing Trip Experience in Colombia!
Manantial Coffee specializes in understanding and exploring specialty coffee to create multi-sensory experiences. Likewise, CafeLumbus believes in the greatness of Colombian coffee and strives to honor local producers and the effort and care they put into every aspect of their work.
Together, these companies will host attendees at Colombian coffee farms to share more than 100 years of coffee-growing traditions. Read on to learn more.
Daniel Zapata Restrepo is the Marketing Coordinator at Comercializadora Cumbres S.A.S. He explains that in addition to the warmth of its people, its diverse cuisine, and the richness of its cultures, Colombia is a land with beautiful landscapes and coffee that “surprises all the senses”.
“With its unique sweetness, characteristic smoothness, and fruity notes, Colombian specialty coffee – and particularly Antioquian coffee – have the power to instantly captivate,” he says.
“We believe in the greatness of our coffee, and just as strongly, we honor the coffee growers and the love they pour into every step of the process.”
Both Manantial Coffee and CafeLumbus shy away from cheap, one-time coffee trades. Instead, they focus on strengthening relationships with producers and celebrating the very best of Colombian specialty coffee.
“We believe in awakening the senses and creating a more conscious life experience for all – co-creating as growers, sourcers, and sellers, guided by the ways of nature’s wisdom,” Daniel adds.
Manantial Coffee currently specializes in nine different coffees:
- Bruselas, a washed, sun-dried blend grown at 1,950 m.a.s.l. in Huila.
- San Augustin, a blend of Caturria and Colombia from Huila.
- La Esperanza, a natural Gesha grown at 1,900 m.a.s.l. in Palestina.
- Mombuco, a bright, citrusy, and caramel-tinged coffee from Nariño.
- La Aldea, a fully-washed, sun-dried Pink Bourbon grown between 1,750-1,900 m.a.s.l. in Huila.
- Pedacito de Cielo, a sun-dried coffee grown at 1,900 m.a.s.l. in Antioquia.
- Villa Betuila, a mystery variety hailed as the best coffee the company’s ever tried.
- Bolivar Blend, a combination of natural Caturra, Castillo, and Colombia from Ciudad Bolívar.
- Las Flores, a natural Red Bourbon grown at 1,800 m.a.s.l. in Huila.
Meanwhile, CafeLumbus’ 2022-2023 offerings include:
- Eight community coffees from five regions
- One washed organic coffee from Tolima
- Two washed premium estate coffees
- One washed Supremo lot
- Nearly 70 micro-lots from all over Colombia
What can STE attendees expect from Manantial Coffee and CafeLumbus?
“Presenting the world with our farms, our coffee, and our landscapes is the primary goal we have as hosts,” Daniel says.
“However, making friends takes precedence over all the goals we set. That’s what we hope for – creating friends who love our coffee and being able to have passionate individuals around us who share the same love for coffee as we do.”
The companies will share multisensory experiences with attendees, showcasing some of Colombia’s best specialty coffee to roasters and green coffee traders from around the world.
“[Attendees] will meet a group of individuals with a 100-year coffee tradition, who are passionate about coffee and are engaged across the entire production chain, from seedling selection to the marketing of roasted coffee,” Daniel continues.
“They will learn the entire process firsthand, [including] quality control and the care we put into our specialty coffees so that in the cup, they create experiences that engage all the senses and transport them to another level.”
Learn more about the Sourcing Trip Experience here.
Learn more about the Sourcing Trip Experience
We carefully curate our Sourcing Trip Experience to ensure that roasters from all over the world engage directly with some of the best Colombian specialty coffee producers, like those at Manantial Coffee and CafeLumbus.
First and foremost, the STE is about engaging with producers at origin. That means attendees will gain first-person insight into Colombian specialty coffee production by exploring coffee farms and processing facilities. Here at PRF, we aim to generate new connections between roasters and producers, ultimately benefiting the Colombian coffee industry as a whole.
Some example activities that you can expect during the STE include:
- Farm tours, which will cover a range of different varieties and producer profiles
- Tours of wet and dry mills, where participants will see sorting machinery, depulpers, fermentation tanks, and other key equipment in operation
- Cupping sessions arranged directly with producers
- Roundtable discussions on industry challenges from both producer and roaster perspectives
- Networking opportunities with potential sourcing partners and roasters from around the world
- Organized dinners with local specialities/dishes
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