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Colombia Las Margaritas Yellow Bourbon
Colombia Las Margaritas Yellow Bourbon

Colombia Las Margaritas Yellow Bourbon

Pomegranate, Black Currant, Chamomile

$24.00 Regular price
Colombia Las Margaritas Yellow Bourbon

Colombia Las Margaritas Yellow Bourbon $24.00

Whole Bean
  • Whole Bean
  • Coarse (French Press)
  • Regular (Drip/Pour Over)
  • Fine
  • Espresso
12oz
  • 12oz
  • 2lb / Save 15% per oz

Origin

Farm: Las Margaritas
Producer: Granja La Esperanza

Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca

Roast Level

Light

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Tastes Like

Complex fruit flavors of pomegranate and black currant are accompanied by delicate notes of chamomile.

Pomegranate, Black Currant, Chamomile

Altitude

4600 - 6600 feet

Variety

Yellow Bourbon

Processing

Washed

The Story

We have offered many coffees from Finca Las Margaritas over the years. This time around we present a unique, fully-washed Yellow Bourbon variety coffee from this highly-regarded farm. Produced by our friends at Granja La Esperanza, a group that owns and operates a small collection of farms in Colombia and Panama, including the award winning farm Cerro Azul. Las Margaritas functions as an experimental farm, where different varieties and processing methods can be tested and evaluated for implementation on their other farms.

Bourbon is a naturally occurring Typica mutation that French missionaries introduced from Yemen to Bourbon Island (now La Réunion)—giving it the name it has today—in the early 1700s. Until the mid-19th century Bourbon did not leave the island, but beginning in the mid-1800s, the variety spread to new parts of the world as the missionaries moved to establish footholds in Africa and the Americas.

The Bourbon variety was introduced to Brazil around 1860, and from there rapidly spread north into other parts of South and Central America. Here it became mixed with other Bourbon-related varieties, introduced from India as well as Ethiopian landraces. Today, there are many Bourbon-like varieties found in East Africa, but none exactly match the distinct Bourbon variety that found in Latin America.

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