Pink Bourbon Coffee Colombia Las Flores

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We taste Amaretto Cookies, Peaches and Pink Lemonade. This fan favorite is always perfect with breakfast or after a meal with ice cream.

  1. Single origin Colombia Huila Pink Bourbon Coffee

What’s Pink about this Pink Bourbon Coffee?

pink bourbon coffee growing

A coffee bean starts out as a seed inside a colorful cherry on a tree. Bourbon Rosado, the pink bourbon variety, is named for the rosy pink, “rosado”, color of the cherries the tree produces.

The French were the first to plant heirloom typicas stolen from Ethiopia and Yemen on an island off the coast of Madagascar known at the time as the Bourbon Islands. These coffee plants that self pollinate most of the time came together and created the interspecific hybrid we call Bourbon.

Colombia pink bourbon coffee came about when farmers began to notice a mutation hundreds of years later in coffee that had been transplanted in Colombia.

Instead of red, orange, or yellow bourbon cherries on these trees, they were a rosy color! This was a hybrid of yellow and red bourbon. Most importantly, farmers took time to separate and individually cultivate plants that made this unique fruit. We are so glad they did!

When you think of things that are both pink and delicious, plenty of options come to mind. Pink champagne and lemonade. Starburst and cotton candy. Pink lady apples and grapefruits. Even pink peppercorns and maybe pink salt in your taffy. And now, you can add pink coffee to the list!

How does it taste?

This bean is bright and sweet with smooth savory and vegetal notes. We taste peaches, grapefruit, a hint of umami and green tea. Consequently, it has a little something for everyone no matter how you brew it. We even love this bean brewed in a plain old Mr. Coffee machine.

However, if your coffee order tends to include a request for lighter roasts, brighter pour-overs or a balanced and complex single-origin Colombia Huila coffee—then, you may just fall in love with this impeccably structured cup. In conclusion, it is a huge favorite on our site and we are always excited to have it in season.

About the Producer

Single origin Colombia Huila

 

This exciting micro-lot comes from a farm in the village of San Isidro. A passion for coffee drove the Ayure family to start Finca Las Flores in 1990 with only 18,000 trees. Now the farm grows 90,000 trees on 14.5 Hectares of land.

In 2006, they participated in the Cup of Excellence in Colombia. Subsequently, their passion for coffee grew. They now implement many of the best practices and advanced techniques they have absorbed from their exposure to the specialty market. Assisted by their son, Johan, the Ayure family has improved on managing the farm and the post harvest processing of their crop.

Processing this Pink Bourbon Coffee

The Ayure family utilizes Agroeco in Santa Marta, Magdalena to mill this lot. This is a 3 stage process they call “Casa Elba”.

  • Firstly, a dry fermentation in cherry for 24hrs.
  • Secondly, a low-oxygen fermentation in a tula bag for 60hrs.
  • Thirdly, a thorough washing concludes this processing method.

About this Terroir

The Nevado Del Huila volcano, the highest in Colombia, is the tripoint of Cuaca, Huila, and Tolima. Likewise, it’s the highest peak in the Colombian Andes. This is a broad, fertile landscape full of small family-owned farms and high elevation micro-climates. Here is a place where quality comes from patience and attentive old methods like hand-cranked depulping and sorting.

Colombian coffee is a product coffee drinkers all over the world are familiar with because of its notorious full body and cupping notes that include citrus and chocolate.

As a result, Huila coffee farms are the top producers in the country with an output of 200,000,000 kilos of coffee annually. Since 2008, Huila has produced more coffee than traditional coffee growing regions Antioquia and the Central Valley. It is also one of the first regions to embrace specialty coffees.

In addition, check out our Colombia Huila Finca El Diviso Gesha for more exciting coffees from this region.