Pink bourbon variety , washed process
Roasted for espresso brewing
Candied pecan, dried orange, and pear nectar.
This coffee comes to us from two separate farms, both located in the Palestina region of Huila, Colombia.
Jose Alba produces coffee at a farm called Los Jazmines, while his brother Wilson Alba grows and processes coffee at his farm, Sierra Morena.
The farms are eight and ten hectares respectively, and while Los Jazmines grows a range of varieties including caturra, bourbon, castillo, and gesha, at Sierra Morena the trees are exclusively pink bourbon and tabi variety.
Both farms employ similar processing techniques electing to harvest at peak ripeness, pre-sorting the cherries using a floatation method, then pulping and dry-fermenting the seeds before washing.
At Sierra Morena, the washed coffee is dried slowly on raised beds — up to 30 days in some cases — while at Los Jazmines the coffee is dried in a ventilated greenhouse.
This espresso is soft and warming, tasting of candied pecan, dried orange aromatics, with a pear nectar sweetness.
This is our first time buying from José and Wilson Alba, and have done so through import partners, Osito Coffee.