Pink Bourbon Coffee
About the Producer
This pink bourbon coffee comes from a farm in the village of San Isidro in Huila, Colombia. A passion for coffee drove the Ayure family to start Finca Las Flores in 1990 with only 18,000 coffee 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. Their passion for coffee grew again. They now implement many of the best practices and advanced techniques they have absorbed from their exposure to the specialty coffee market. Assisted by their son, Johan, the Ayure family has improved on managing the farm and the post harvest processing of their crop.
About the Process
The Ayure family utilizes Agroeco in Santa Marta, Magdalena to mill this lot. Then they wash the coffee after fermentation. The cherry is fermented for 24 hours and then 60 hours in Tula in a GrainPro bag.
What’s “Pink” about this Bourbon?
Bourbon Rosado is a bourbon varietal that is named for the rosy pink, “rosado”, color of the coffee cherries the tree produces. The French were the first to plant heirloom typicas originating in 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.
Farmers began to notice a mutation hundreds of years later in bourbon coffee that had been transplanted in Colombia. Instead of red, yellow or orange cherries on these trees, they were pink! Farmers took time to separate and individually cultivate plants that made this unique fruit. We are so glad they did! Pink Bourbon is a huge favorite on our site and we are always excited to have it in season.
This coffee is bright and sweet with smooth savory and vegetal notes. We taste peaches, grapefruit, a hint of umami and green tea. Lots of fun for everyone no matter how you brew it.
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