Location: San Agustin, Huila
Producer: Jose Lopez Hoyos
Altitude: 1750 masl
Verital: pink bourbon
Pink Bourbon is a rare coffee, a hybrid of Red and Yellow Bourbon. This varietal stands out in many ways from the striking pink colour of its ripe coffee cherries to the sweetly complex flavour. Even in ideal growing conditions, Pink Bourbon is challenging to cultivate. In addition to meticulous maintenance, farmers must isolate their crops to encourage successful cross-pollination and the ongoing production of pink fruit. This is due to the recessive genes leading to the expression of these colours are easily thwarted by the presence of yellow and red genes in a given pollen grain.
José Alirio López Hoyos is a younger producer, at just 36 years of age. With the help of his with Nely and his two daughters, Jose oversees Finca Buena Vista. José has been working in coffee for 15 years and previously had supported his parents on their farm. Over the last 7 years he has developed Buena Vista, where he mostly cultivates the Pink Bourbon variety.His brother – Gildardo – also produces incredible Pink Bourbon coffees.
Cupping Notes: cola, green apples, tangerine, honey