COLOMBIA LUIS ANIBAL CALDERON - FILTER (LACTIC FERMENTATION)
Region: Acevedo, Huila, Villa Betulia
Variety: Pink bourbon
Process: Natural, lactic fermentation
Notes: Passion fruit, raisins, cinnamon bun.
This is a unique Pink Bourbon lot. Pink Bourbon is a hybrid of Yellow and Red Bourbon varieties that was first discovered and grown in Colombia. Taste-wise, Pink Bourbon has all the advantages of its Bourbon parents. The highlights of the typical Pink Bourbon profile are the strong floral notes and pleasant acidity frequently found in East African coffees.
This coffee was grown by Luis Anibal Calderon at the farm Villa Betulia. This coffee was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation of 24 hours before being placed inside Grainpro bags for 90 hours, maintained at a temperature below 22oC. In this environment, the bacteria feed on carbohydrates and sugars found on the mucilage leading to a higher concentration of lactic acid. Then this coffee was placed on raised beds until 11% moisture content is achieved.
Luis Anibal Calderón lives at Finca Villa Betulia with his wife and 3 sons. He first purchased the land in 2005. He began planting specialty coffee varieties in 2012, when he planted 5,000 Geisha trees on around 5% of his farm. Ten years later, it was apparent to Luis Anibal that returns from cultivating Geisha were worth the extra effort. He decided to dedicate his entire farm to farm more delicate and rare specialty varieties, such as Geisha and Pink Bourbon. Today, Villa Betulia is planted with a wide range of specialty varieties including Red, Pink and Yellow Geisha, Tabi, Java, Sidra, Striped Bourbon, Maragogype, Pacamara, Marageisha and several varieties of dwarf Geisha.
Net weight 250gr.