Process: Washed Variety: Colombian Pink Bourbon
Colombia Pink Bourbon
Delicate and complex aroma that suggests Jasmine and Earl Grey Tea. The cup showcases a vibrant acidity with a sugar cane like sweetness and hints of pink lemonade and mango. Its silky texture fades into whispers of orange blossoms.
Every year we look forward tasting the Pink Bourbon* variety coffees from Colombia. This variety which was discovered at a farm in Huila several years ago and found to have exceptional cup quality has now been planted at several farms in the area and consistently produces some of the most striking coffees we have tasted from Colombia. Still confined mostly within the Huila, Region of Colombia it is quite a bit rarer than varieties such as Geisha and Pacamara. This past year a Pink Bourbon Coffee took 3rd place in the Colombia Cup of excellence competition and we expect to be seeing more of this variety among the winners in the years to come. This year our Pink Bourbon comes from Jose Alirio Lopez Hoyos of the San Agustin Cooperative in Huila.
*While called pink bourbon this variety is not related to the bourbon family of varieties found in other countries, Which is why we are specifying this variety as 'Colombian Pink Bourbon'. Coffee farmers have a tendency to call any trees they find with pink/orange fruit 'Pink Bourbon' as this is the only cultivated variety well known that has this color. However any time red and yellow fruited varieties are in the same field together it is possible for them to cross and some of the offspring will be of intermediate color. Which is most likely the source of this variety. Genetic testing of the plants does not show it to be closely related to Bourbon but near to some Ethiopian coffees!
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- Continent: South America
- Country: Colombia
- Farm: Jose Alirio Lopez Hoyos
- Process: Fully Washed
- Region: Huila, Colombia
- Variety: Colombian Pink Bourbon
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