ESPRESSO: Colombia Huila RICARDO SILVA
by Caffenation Specialty Coffee Roasters
- Refined and balanced cup
- Tropical and stone fruit notes
- Sugus candy sweetness
Farm: Finca El Suspiro
Producer: Ricardo Silva
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Rob says: After years of searching, we finally got to lay our hands on a – reasonably priced – Pink Bourbon lot. We got to collaborate with Osito and thus had the luck to reap the fruits of their hard work in the region. Think top class coffee without the need of breaking the bank.
The Pink Bourbon is not a very new variety, but it’s only within the last five years that people have been planting it on a larger scale. This year it’s the first year that the volumes are at this level. Pink Bourbon gets its name from the ripe berries being pink instead of red. In Colombia this variety is produced by cross-breeding yellow and red Bourbon, with a greater resistance to leaf rust than both the yellow and red variety.
Pink Bourbon has spicy jasmine notes and a hint of caramel.