Farm: Finca La Virginia
Varietal/Species: Pink Bourbon
Process: Natural Carbonic Maceration
Roast Profile: Filter
Flavours: Pineapple, Cacao, Panela
Rafael started producing micro-lot quality coffees back in 2015 when he realized his coffee needed to be different in order to achieve higher premiums. Back then he decided to master the art of long-fermented washed coffees. Rafael has been working with Cofinet for 4 years and his coffees are always some of our favourites.
Pink Bourbon: Cultivated from hybridization of Red and Yellow Bourbon. It's very rare, but the producers say it is quite resistant to rust. Pink and Orange Bourbons are very difficult to produce with consistency. The recessive genes leading to the expression of these colours are easily thwarted by the presence of yellow and red genes in a given pollen grain. A carefully isolated and contained lot can do quite well and preserve the unique colour and character of this variety, though this is quite hard to find.
Best Consumed: 5-20 days post-roast date
This coffee is great for filter brew methods. Our favorites are Kalita Wave, Aeropress or Clever Dripper. For filter, we recommend 6-7g of ground coffee for every 100ml (1:16 or 1:17) of water at approx 96c. Use your kitchen scales you’ll love it!