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Astorias Rosa • New Bourbon Variety

Astorias Rosa • New Bourbon Variety

April 01, 2020

New varieties are among some of the most exciting developments in coffee right now. For generations, coffee has suffered from a narrow and shallow gene pool. Big companies prioritized production over diversity, and todays coffees suffer as a result. 

This month we sent out a variety we've had our eye on for a while. About three to four years ago we started hearing whispers about "Pink Bourbon" in Southern Huila, Colombia. A couple of farmers planted a variety that mutated here and was recognizable by the lighter color of cherries it produced. Often times it seems like mutations either result in good resistance and health or a better cup. Pink Bourbon seems to exhibit both great plan health and a phenomenal cup. 

The primary characteristic is a papaya like flavor, and floral/tropical notes. This coffee is an excellent representation of this, and comes from three tiny first year harvests in San Agustin, Colombia.



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