Colombia La Cereza Pink Bourbon Anaerobic Natural
Sub Region: San Agustin
Altitude: 1800 meters above sea level
Farm: Finca La Cereza
Owner: Felipe Ospina
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Tasting Notes: Juicy and bright with notes of berries, cherry, pomegranate and dried fruit.
Felipe Ospina, biologist by trade, founded Colors of Nature in 2007 to promote sustainable specialty coffees at prices that combat poverty and support producer livelihoods. He also works as a processing instructor.
In addition to the Pink Bourbon in this lot, Felipe cultivates 14 other coffee varieties on the farm.
At Finca La Cereza, Felipe maintains the existing areas of native cloud forest on his land. He also cultivates living barriers that prevent erosion and provide a habitat for pollinators like bees and hummingbirds.
La Cereza Farm and Research Center is the research farm and processing center for Colors of Nature. Felipe oversees 5 Q processing professionals conducting hundreds of research projects about cultivation and processing. They focus on of the impact of fermentation and the use of native and inoculated microorganisms in fermentation.
The center also provides sensory kits and classes that enable farmers to assess their coffees and better understand the roasting and cupping process. Colombia has been producing and exporting coffee renowned for their full body, bright acidity and rich aftertaste, since the early 19th century.
After selective handpicking, ripe cherry is inoculated with specific microorganisms to control fermentation and sealed inside an airtight container. The seal creates an anaerobic environment where the lack of air allows different enzymes, yeasts and bacteria to dominate fermentation. The result is a coffee with different flavors than if the coffee was fermented in an open container. Once fermentation is complete, the cherry is laid in thin layers to sun dry. Cherry is raked frequently to ensure even drying.
*all coffee delivered as whole bean unless specified*
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