Jose Martinez - Pink Bourbon


MEET THE PRODUCER | Like so many of the producers whose stories we love to learn, José Martinez Guzman grew up on a coffee farm owned by his family. But, as a young adult, José left the farm to work as a bus driver, traveling all over Colombia and drifting farther and farther away from the hills of El Casino. After about a decade, however, José was compelled to return to coffee, and he ended up purchasing El Casino from his parents and building upon the agronomic knowledge and business savvy that had already been imparted on him. Today, José is both renowned and revered by the specialty coffee community in his homeland of Colombia. Known for his meticulous execution of processing techniques and his exceptionally high quality standards on the farm, José is quickly becoming a mainstay on our offering menu, and we couldn't be prouder to have him back.

TRUST THE PROCESS | This lot was processed as a traditional washed coffee. No fancy co-fermentation happening here, folks - just the traditional washed processing method, executed beautifully (as always) by José and his team.

TAKE A SIP | This coffee is such a pure and vibrant expression of the Pink Bourbon variety! It features some of the most sought-after flavors of Ethiopian Gesha coffees and marries them to a fruit-forward and sweet, washed Colombian coffee profile. In the cup, we perceived soft florals, acidity like pink lemonade, and a llliiittttllleee hint of fermentation impact, with a flavor that reminds us of guava. The finish is like black tea, further reminding us of our favorite Ethiopian Geshas.


Origin | Palestina, Huila, Colombia

Producer | José Martinez

Farm | El Casino

Process | Washed

Variety |  Pink Bourbon

Elevation | 1800 masl