Gabriel Motta - Pink Bourbon

Regular price $20.00

ROAST | LIGHT 

ACEVEDO, COLOMBIA

NOTES: WILDFLOWER HONEY, CANDIED CITRUS, JUICY PEACH

Our love affair with Pink Bourbon continues with another beautiful selection from producer Gabriel Castaño Motta, of Acevedo, Colombia. If the name sounds familiar, it should. We purchased a similar coffee from Marili Castano Motta last year. This particular lot went through and extend 120 anaerobic fermentation, which has had a dramatic effect on this washed coffee. Big juicy fruit tones and an amazing acidity augment this already stunning Pink Bourbon. 

Pink Bourbon was given out and propagated mostly in Huila, and it seems to love these dramatic growing conditions. It is called Bourbon Rosado in Spanish, and we at Black & White can't get enough.

This beautiful variety was believed to be a Bourbon type because of its cherry shape. The term "Rosado"(Pink) comes from the color of the coffee cherry once it ripens. In reality the color is light reddish-orange, but the cherries do look very different from Orange Bourbon.

The latest work in genetic study shows that Pink Bourbon actually has heritage in Ethiopia, where thousands of other varieties exist both in the wild and in cultivated lots. This seems to explain the pronounced florality and crisp clean citric-like acidity of Pink Bourbon coffees (these flavors are also common in many coffees from Ethiopia). The heavy sweetness and cherry notes of this coffee come from the soil and agricultural practices of the area in which it is grown.

 

Variety: Pink Bourbon

Process: Anaerobic Washed

Altitude: 1700 masl

Producer: Gabriel Castano Motta

 

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