Colombia | La Muralla | Pink Bourbon Honey
Taste Notes: Cooked apple, chocolate
Roast Profile: Medium
Producer: La Muralla
Varietal: Pink Bourban
Altitude: 1,870 masl
Roast Days & Orders
Roast Days & Orders
Next Roast Dates: (all coffee sent will be within five days of roast date)
- This a very limited coffee which may only be roasted a few times a month and is highly dependent on the number of orders that come in.
Confirmed Roast Dates:
Orders: All orders placed will be shipped the next day (excluding Sunday) if there is inventory; otherwise, your order will go out on our next roast day each Saturday.
Cooked apple, semi-sweet chocolate, full-bodied
About The Coffee
In our quest for a distinctive Colombian coffee to elevate our menu, the search proved challenging until we discovered In Conexus over the past year. In Conexus stands out as a source for exceptionally high-quality Colombian coffees sourced from various regions across the country. Their approach involves building alliances with small growers and groups, emphasizing fair and direct relationships with a sharp focus on quality.
All the samples received from In Conexus' partners have been exceptional. A highlight was the honey-processed coffee from La Muralla farm in Huila, sampled in December 2023. This coffee exhibited the perfect combination of qualities Nick and I typically seek. It boasted a robust body reminiscent of a natural process and a clean and subtly muted acidity characteristic of washed processing.
When honey processing is executed skillfully, it captures the best of both worlds, and the La Muralla honey coffee exemplifies this beautifully. Its flavor profile aligns perfectly with what we believe will resonate strongly with our customers. We recommend brewing this coffee as an espresso (also suitable for milk-based beverages) or as a pour-over for optimal enjoyment.
The specialty coffee sector's fascination with new arabica varieties, evident in competitions, recently spotlighted the Pink Bourbon during the 2023 World Barista Championship. This variety, known for its subtle pink hue and intricate flavor profile, has garnered increasing interest. Despite limited verified information about its origins, Pink Bourbon has gained popularity among roasters and coffee shops.
Producers like Rodrigo Sanchez Valencia, from Finca Monteblanco, played a key role in discovering Pink Bourbon in southern Huila, Colombia, around 2013. While earlier claims suggested it was a hybrid of Red and Yellow Bourbon, recent research proposes Ethiopian landrace origins, though this remains unverified.
Growing Pink Bourbon poses challenges, demanding meticulous care and isolation for successful cultivation. Rodrigo highlights its resilience to diseases, while others note variations in susceptibility depending on terroir. Pink Bourbon, with its distinctive pink hue, stands out not only visually but also for its sweet, complex flavor profile, featuring citrus, floral, and honey-like notes.
Different processing methods, such as cold fermentation or anaerobic fermentation, enhance Pink Bourbon's unique characteristics. Rodrigo emphasizes the variety's adaptability to various techniques, while producers like Boram Um and Isaiah Sheese experiment with methods like anaerobic fermentation and thermal shock to elevate its flavor notes, contributing to its growing acclaim.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the roast date printed?
Yes, our roast date is printed on the bottom of each bag.
Is the coffee roasted to order?
Yes, we currently roast all orders twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday).
Is coffee seasonal like produce?
Just like produce, coffee can have multiple seasons and harvests depending on the country of origin. We source all our raw materials during the current and optimal season.
Where do you currently source your coffee from?
Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Sumatra, Honduras, Nicaragua