Continent: South America
Farm: Finca El Corozal
Region: Huila, Colombia
Variety: Colombian Pink Bourbon
Complex aromatics that suggests jasmine, ginger, and raspberry. The cup showcases a vibrant acidity and a lush mouthfeel with flavors of strawberry jam and pink lemonade. The fruit notes linger along with delicate floral notes that gently fade after the last sip.
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.
Until now all of the Pink Bourbon coffees we have offered have been washed processed. We have looked at samples of Natural Pink bourbons in the past but always found the processing flavors overpowering to the delicate floral aromas the Pink Bourbon variety is prized for. Finally we have found one that marries the fruit forward full bodied nature of natural processing while still allowing this variety to showcase its complexity.
In 2021 exporter Coffee Quest and their partners began a cupping competition for the growers of Huila. We began purchasing the top ranked coffees from the competition that year. This year we purchased the 5th place ranked coffee. The stunning Natural Pink Bourbon from Finca Corozal.
About Finca Corozal
*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 related to Bourbon at all but near to some Ethiopian coffees!