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This coffee is a stunning example of why Bourbon is the grandfather to so many varietals grown today. Pink bourbon is a hybrid of red and yellow bourbon varieties and is nearly exclusive to Colombian producers. This offering from 14 small farmers in Huila is balanced and rich with notes of milk chocolate, lime, honey and caramel with a floral compliment throughout.
Arrival Date: November 12th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Gently crisp, moderately sweet
Balance & Finish: Balanced with a clean finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied with a creamy texture
Flavors: Milk Chocolate, honey, lime, caramel with floral undertone
Grade: Excelso, Grown at 1600-1800 masl
Processing: Fully Washed, sun dried on raised beds under solar dryers
Grower: 14 producers, Terra Coffee SAS
Region: Palestina, Huila
Varieties: Pink Bourbon
Roasting: We like this coffee best at a medium roast (Full City), though you'll get even more of the subtle floral notes notes at a light-medium (City+). This coffee can handle going darker into Full City+ but you'll lose some subtle floral flavors and pick up some roasty, bittersweet chocolate notes.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing!
Our Review: "This traceable community offering with a vibrant regional profile comes from 14 producers with small farms in the municipality of Palestina within the department of Huila. Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds. Imagine the harmony between these producers in farm management and post-harvest practices to achieve a clean and consistent blend. But also, just enough differences from farm to farm to create a rich complexity of flavors. And then imaging all the crucial logistical demands for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export before this coffee reached the international market. There is likely an unnamed cupper there in Huila who spent a lot of time putting the small lots together for this exceptional regional blend. " - Royal Coffee
Once again we managed to get our hands on an unusual find! It's really rare for us to get single varietals like a bourbon only, but to get a hybrid bourbon only is exceptionally rare. For a quick overview: Bourbon is perhaps the most famous coffee cultivar, having been imported from Yemen to Bourbon Island (now called La Réunion, located east of Madagascar) and eventually landing in the Americas in the mid 1800s. It's revered for it's consistent quality and has fathered other famous varieties including caturra and catuai. Bourbon has several genetic offshoots characterized by the color of the ripe coffee cherries with red being the most well known.
Pink Bourbon is fairly exclusive to Colombian producers and is a genetic hybrid of red and yellow bourbon. As the name suggests, the cherries bear a striking pink color when ripe. Appropriately, the coffee definitely has a floral undertone throughout which compliments the more forward flavors of the cup including milk chocolate, honey, lime and caramel. Furthermore, it's very well balanced with a rich, full body and a clean finish. This coffee is a stunning example of why Bourbon is the grandfather of so many coffee varietals!
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