Pink Bourbon (EN)
One of our newest arrivals is a fantastic coffee from Arnulfo Hoyos, who partnered with Danilo Perez, producer from Finca La Cabaña, which you can also find in our offer. They partnered and used their experience with fermentation to produce coffee with a cup quality so unique, that it breaks all perception of origin.
The variety of coffee, that Arnulfo grows is Pink Bourbon. It is a rare hybrid of Yellow and Red Bourbon found almost exclusively in and around Huila, Colombia. The cherries of these coffees display a distinct characteristic from the rest - when ripe they are pink!
Pink Bourbons are quite difficult to produce, because the gene, that expresses their pink color is recessive and is easily overpowered by the red and yellow genes. You have to isolate these trees away from any other crop and there are very few producers, who can do this in scale.
The reward for their work however, is a fantastic coffee, that is a bit more resistant to rust, produces a good amount of yield and doesn't require too much fertilizer. The flavor is great, with bright fruity notes and pleasant florals, which reminds of Ethiopian coffees.
Photo 1: Pink Bourbon cherries
Photo 2: Arnulfo Hoyos with family at Finca El Diviso