Process: Natural, fermented in tanks for 96 hours before 30 days of drying on raised beds
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Don Gabriel and his wife Carmen have six children—four daughters and two sons—five of whom have followed in their parents’ footsteps and become coffee producers in their own right. Third-oldest sister Sorany, lives near the family farm, as do her siblings. The oldest sister Yamileth is the only one of the Castaño Motta children who does not work with coffee. At 35, Marili is older than Sorany, who is followed in line by 29-year-old Yorlady, and by brothers Gabriel and Jefferson.
It’s hard to know what makes this variety ripen to a pinkish hue instead of the more common red, yellow, or orange. What Gabriel does know is that the gene(s) is/are recessive and if the pink-producing trees are cross-pollinated with other colours, the cherries revert to red or yellow. As such, he takes great care to keep these trees separate!
This Pink Bourbon micro-lot was carefully hand-selected for ripeness by experienced pickers before undergoing a prolonged fermentation. The cherries were weighed and kept intact for 96 hours, then put out to dry on parabolic dryers for 30 days. The aromas explode on grinding, and the cup is juicy and sweet. We are very fortunate to have such incredibly hardworking pioneering producing partners such as Gabriel Castaño and his family, and we thank them tremendously for their hard work and dedication.
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WHOLE BEAN COFFEE. ROASTED. CHOOSE BAG SIZE ABOVE.
We want to draw your attention to a subtle change on our labels, all of our labels now include both filter and espresso symbols. The reason for this is simple: all of our coffees have been prepared so that they are well suited to any brewing method. Different brewing methods will highlight different aspects of our coffees, making each brew unique. We will continue to classify any coffees we deem especially suited for brewing espresso.