Our love affair with Pink Bourbon continues with another beautiful selection from Producer Wilson Alba, of Palestina, Huila, Colombia. He is good friends with Jose Martinez, who's coffee blew us away earlier this year. 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 at which the cherries ripen. 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, as one of the thousands of varieties that exist there, some natural and some cultivated. This seems to explain Pink Bourbon coffees pronounced floridity, and crisp clean citric like acidity, like an Ethiopian Coffee.The heavy sweetness and cherry notes come from the soil, and agricultural practices of the area in which it is grown.
Producer & Farm: Wilson Alba, "Finca Sierra Morena"
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Altitude: 1750 masl
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