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Monteblanco

pink grapefruit, honey

$19.95

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This cold-fermented pink bourbon from Finca Monteblanco is one of Colombia’s most sought- after coffees. It is effervescent and syrupy sweet with pronounced flavors of pink grapefruit, melon, and honey. Fair Trade.

Lot#

COM181

Flavor

Pink Grapefruit, Honey, Melon

Brightness

Medium

Body

Balanced

Region

Huila

Elevation

1,730 meters

Variety

Pink bourbon

Producer

Monteblanco

Finca Monteblanco: Innovation in Colombian Specialty Coffee Production

Finca Monteblanco, located in the Huila department of southern Colombia, is responsible for producing some of the country’s finest specialty coffees. In the early 2000s, producer Rodrigo Sanchez and his family began experimenting with a particular variety known as Pink Bourbon. Rodrigo’s grandfather had purchased seedlings in an attempt to stave off a Roya leaf rust attack on the farm in the 1980s. These same coffee plants, which resembled a Geisha in both appearance and taste, were planted on three hectares of Finca Monteblanco’s eighteen hectares in 2014.

In the ensuing years, Rodrigo Sanchez and his family have continued to produce high-quality Pink Bourbon coffee at Monteblanco. Additionally, Sanchez has pioneered a cold fermentation process which increases the duration that coffee seeds spend in contact with the mucilage, adding sugars to the final product.

For more information on Rodrigo Sanchez and the cold fermentation processing method, read Ally Coffee’s blog detailing their visit to Finca Monteblanco.

The Bottom Line

Producer Rodrigo Sanchez and his family have worked diligently to set aside a portion of their farm for the cultivation of Pink Bourbon. In order to produce pink fruit, these coffee plants must be meticulously maintained. These innovative farming practices result is a cup of coffee that is elegant and floral in the aroma with a striking sweetness up front that is followed by the unmistakable tartness of pink grapefruit. It has one of the most complex flavor profiles of any coffee that we currently offer.

Thanks to our friends at Ally Coffee for helping us share the story of our friends at Finca Monteblanco.

Check out our other single origin specialty coffee roasts! 

Lot#

COM181

Flavor

Pink Grapefruit, Honey, Melon

Brightness

Medium

Body

Balanced

Region

Huila

Elevation

1,730 meters

Variety

Pink bourbon

Producer

Monteblanco

Finca Monteblanco: Innovation in Colombian Specialty Coffee Production

Finca Monteblanco, located in the Huila department of southern Colombia, is responsible for producing some of the country’s finest specialty coffees. In the early 2000s, producer Rodrigo Sanchez and his family began experimenting with a particular variety known as Pink Bourbon. Rodrigo’s grandfather had purchased seedlings in an attempt to stave off a Roya leaf rust attack on the farm in the 1980s. These same coffee plants, which resembled a Geisha in both appearance and taste, were planted on three hectares of Finca Monteblanco’s eighteen hectares in 2014.

In the ensuing years, Rodrigo Sanchez and his family have continued to produce high-quality Pink Bourbon coffee at Monteblanco. Additionally, Sanchez has pioneered a cold fermentation process which increases the duration that coffee seeds spend in contact with the mucilage, adding sugars to the final product.

For more information on Rodrigo Sanchez and the cold fermentation processing method, read Ally Coffee’s blog detailing their visit to Finca Monteblanco.

The Bottom Line

Producer Rodrigo Sanchez and his family have worked diligently to set aside a portion of their farm for the cultivation of Pink Bourbon. In order to produce pink fruit, these coffee plants must be meticulously maintained. These innovative farming practices result is a cup of coffee that is elegant and floral in the aroma with a striking sweetness up front that is followed by the unmistakable tartness of pink grapefruit. It has one of the most complex flavor profiles of any coffee that we currently offer.

Thanks to our friends at Ally Coffee for helping us share the story of our friends at Finca Monteblanco.

Check out our other single origin specialty coffee roasts!