Regina is a younger producer who is part of a new project we are working on in one of our favorite regions of Colombia: Nariño. This lot is the first Pink Bourbon we have been able to bring in from the region. In the cup we find a lively citrus acidity, Rainier cherry, and raspberry.
Hand-picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects. Depulped. Dry-fermented for 24 hours. Washed. Dried on raised beds for 15 days.
Regina is a younger producer in Nariño and we are excited to have her be a part of a new project we are working on in the area. Nariño is a region that holds a special place in our heart, but because of its remote location and lack of infrastructure, it remains an extremely challenging place to work. This year, we started a new project to help us gain better access to the region while also helping to increase quality and prices for the small-scale producers in this area.
Pink Bourbon is a relatively new variety being grown primarily in and around Huila, Colombia. The variety has been identified genetically as an Ethiopian Landrace, but unfortunately, we cannot be any more specific as to its origins until there is a larger genetic database.
The cost of getting a coffee from cherry to beverage varies enormously depending on its place of origin and the location of its consumption. The inclusion of price transparency is a starting point to inform broader conversation around the true costs of production and the sustainability of specialty coffee as a whole.