PINK BALLERINA Granja Paraiso 92

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Specialty green coffee lot: Pink Bourbon Controlled Fermentation

UK Barista Champion and Swiss Brewers Runner-up. Lively coffee with notes of strawberry, pineapple, ginger, jasmine, maraschino cherry and black tea.

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Cultivar Pink Bourbon
Minimum order 1 bags
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Processing Controlled Fermentation
Bag Size 24 Kg (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
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Region Cauca
Estimated arrival 30 Jul, 2024
Processing Controlled Fermentation
Notes FloralFruity
Farming Reduced PesticidesFamily farmYoung farmer
Cultivar Pink Bourbon
Altitude 1930 masl
Bag Size 24 (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
Drying Mechanical drying
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Terroir: Cauca

The Cauca region is the cradle of the Colombian massif, which is the source of most of Colombia's major rivers such as the Cauca and Magdalena. Cauca is closer to the equator, receives the most hours of sunshine throughout the year, has a stable climate throughout the year and the farms enjoy the protection of the high mountains from the winds and humidity that comes from the Pacific.

However, it is worth remembering that unlike other regions where the temperature does not drop too much at night, in the case of Cauca, there are often low temperatures that can be considered adverse for the coffee tree but at the same time slows down the ripening of the coffee cherry and therefore accumulates more sugars and compounds that enhance its acidity and sweet and fruity notes.

Similarly, the interaction of the sugar with the sulphur from the volcanic soils originating from the presence of the Puracé and Sotará volcanoes influences the caramel aroma that characterises the coffees of this region, which can generally be described as having a strong, caramel aroma, with notes of chocolate, caramel, apple and honey. Bright, high acidity in the cup, medium body with a balanced, smooth and clean overall impression.

In Cauca, it is very common to find micro-lots and nano-lots with very particular processing characteristics and cup profile. The mountainous and heterogeneous character of the area means that the coffee produced in different places and at different times of the year has different characteristics.

Cultivar: Pink Bourbon

Pink Bourbon gets its name from the fact that the ripe berries are pink instead of red. Its appearance dates back to 20 years ago in the municipality of Acevedo, Huila, Colombia and since then it has been a favourite of producers and consumers alike.

The origin of this variety has had several theories; at first it was said that its appearance in the coffee plantations was due to a cross-pollination between the red and yellow bourbons, later studies showed that perhaps this exotic and singular bean has a direct Ethiopian lineage, without any derivation from the Bourbon-Typica branches. In other words, an Ethiopian Landrace with no relation to the Bourbon, only its name.

It has better resistance to leaf rust than Red Bourbon. Pink bourbon commonly has spicy-jasmine notes and a hint of caramel. The main added challenge is to harvest ripe cherries in contrast to red bourbon,with which obviously, determining the ripe color is much easier for the pickers.

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