Colombia Area 51
This coffee’s intrigue is largely thanks to Jairo Ruiz, the owner of Colombian exporter Banexport. He and his team led a new experimental processing technique here: starting with Pink Bourbon cherries from smallholder farms in the Andes Mountains, they ran an anaerobic in-cherry fermentation inside large barrels for 72 hours. From there, they slow-dried the cherries in a temperature-controlled parabolic dryer until they reached their perfect moisture percentage. It’s a lot to take in…but the result is pure magic!
This is a great coffee for people first starting to dive deeper into the world of specialty coffee. Its vibrant fruit juice notes and sweet chocolate in the finish are unique and up-front, with flavors easily picked out by newer coffee drinkers and specialty coffee veterans alike. Cheers, everyone!
Origin // Colombia
Region // Cauca
Farm // Banexport Experimental Farm
Variety // Pink Bourbon
Elevation // 1,200-2,300 masl
Process // Natural
Flavor Notes // Grape Juice, Raspberry, Vibrant