Continent: Central America
Country: Jamaica, Guatemala
Farm: Coffea Diversa
Region: Blue Mountains
Variety: Bourbon Rey
Roasting Tuesday October 29th. 4oz each coffee.
*Please note all items in your cart will roast and ship together. Any items ordered along with this coffee will roast and ship Tuesday Sept 29th.
Gonzalo Hernandez likes to brag that he’s amassed the world’s largest private collection of coffees trees: more than two hundred species, botanical varieties, mutations and cultivars that grow on his exotic Costa Rican “coffee garden”, Coffea Diversa. His collection includes some of the rarest in the world -- coffees many have neither heard of nor tasted.
Of each variety Gonzalo has only a few trees, and his coffees are sold in small 10 kilogram bags to knowledgeable roasters and friends around the world, first come, first serve. We first visited Coffea diversa and met Gonzalo 10 years ago, and we’ve been looking forward to sharing these ever since.
A few years ago he started new farms in Guatemala and in Jamaica's Blue Mountains growing a selection of his best cupping exclusive varieties from the Costa Rica farm. These farms are finally starting to produce and Paradise is one of the first roasters in the world to have an opportunity to share these coffees. For this Duo we have selected the Bourbon Rey variety from both farms to compare the impact of growing environment on coffee of the same genetic background.
Bourbon Rey is a mutation of the bourbon variety discovered on Coffea Diversa farm that produces giant seeds. Similar in size and cup profile to the Typica Mutant Maragogype and hybrids developed from that variety such as Pacamara and Maracaturra.
Guatemala - Honeysuckle, Lemon, Dried Mango
Jamaica - Cranberry, Graham Cracker, White Grapes