Colombia Las Perlitas Pink Bourbon

  • Colombia Las Perlitas Pink Bourbon

    Pink Bourbon varietal

  • Colombia Las Perlitas Pink Bourbon
  • Colombia Las Perlitas Pink Bourbon

    Coffee drying in its husk

  • Colombia Las Perlitas Pink Bourbon

    Pink bourbon trees

  • Colombia Las Perlitas Pink Bourbon

Cup Characteristics: Sweet and floral aromas, honey, and papaya. Floral flavors with honey and some fruity overtones, raspberry, and orange.

$17.99 per pound

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We are excited to offer this new crop Colombia that just arrived in grain-pro.

In Spanish, Las Perlitas means "Little Pearls" and throughout the harvest, it's quite common that small-holders in Colombia produce lots that aren't large enough to be exported on their own. However, the quality is often just as good (or better) than samples received from larger lots. As such, our importer/exporter, Art Vandalay, buys all coffees, regardless of size and creates a larger, export-size lot based on cup score and profile. The result is Las Perlitas Huila; a celebrated coffee of various small lots from producers in Huila, whose farms range in elevation from 1,600 to 1,900 m.a.s.l. and grow Caturra, Geisha and Pink Bourbon. In most versions, there is usually a mix of varieties, which include Caturra and Geisha, but with the amount of Pink Bourbon being planted in Huila these days, this is a special lot created of 100% Pink Bourbon. In this iteration, the small lots are made up of producers from the following municipalities: Garzon, Gigante and Pitalito.

The pink bourbon varietal is a hybrid of red and yellow bourbon. It is rare to find a coffee that is 100% pink bourbon, but many producers are starting to find value in isolating these cherries, and the results are unique and tasty. Another incentive for isolating this varietal is that producers have found it to be resistant to coffee leaf rust. We are excited to see this variety develop, and become more delicious for future coffee drinkers!

  • Country: Colombia
  • Farm: Various Farmers
  • Owner: Various Farmers
  • Region: Huila
  • Altitude: 1600-1900 meters
  • Varietal: Pink Bourbon