We're stoked to release another limited coffee from our friends at Yellow Rooster and Cafe 1959! This particular Colombian coffee has a wonderfully clean and tropical cupping profile, which is what led farmer Jose Giraldo to name this coffee "Tropical Fresh." It has strong tasting notes of melon and tropical berry, with a marshmallow-fluff-like mouthfeel and sweetness.
This coffee is grown in Acevedo, hand selecting for ripe cherries only, then floated for density. Coffees are then packed in plastic drums to begin fermentation stage one. The first 36 hours are an anaerobic (one-way valve allowing CO2 to escape but no oxygen to enter) stage with whole cherry, with temperatures maintained below 68º F the whole time. During this 36 hr stage, coffees are trucked from Huila to Quindío, a 10 hour journey usually.
Once arrived to Quindío and the 36 hours completed, the drums are opened and the cherry is dry pulped (removing outer skin of fruit, but allowing mucilage to remain) and placed back into the drums for 24 more hours of a Carbonic Maceration stage (no valve, allowing CO2 to enrich the contents of the sealed drum). After those 24 hours, the coffee is removed, washed of remaining mucilage, and soaked in fresh water for another 24 hours before being laid out to “slow dry" on raised beds and then “stabilized" in a dark, cool and dry warehouse before milling and shipping. From harvest to milling is usually a 3 month process.
And, what's more fun than brewing a pink bourbon coffee? Brewing it with a pink Origami dripper! We've created a coffee package that includes a bag of the pink bourbon coffee, a pink Origami dripper and stand, and Hario V60 papers for the dripper! And, if that isn't enough, we also made a brewtorial to help guide you in making this coffee at home. Watch by clicking here!
Tastes Like // Melon, Marshmallow, Berry
Origin // Acevedo, Huila, Colombia
Producer // Jose Giraldo and Café 1959
Farm // Finca Santa Clara
Variety // Pink Bourbon
Processing Method // Washed (carbonic maceration, 84 hour fermentation)
Elevation // 1500 MASL