MB4: Ninco Pink Bourbon
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Producers: Faver Ninco
This extra-special lot of coffee was grown on Faver Ninco's Finca Costa Rica, a 10-hectare farm in the hills of Huila, Colombia. Seeing the farm name on the bag made us do a double-take - we thought we'd received a coffee from the wrong country! Thankfully, the beans we have are some of Faver Ninco's best: Pink Bourbons from Huila are some of the sweetest, juiciest coffees around, and everyone at Finca Costa Rica puts a lot of effort into their Pink Bourbon program. Unlike some producers that farm a variety of crops - Faver and his wife Andrea focus solely on specialty coffee, cultivating over 10,000 Caturra trees and 3,000 Pink Bourbon trees. Faver manages the planting, pruning, and harvest of cherry while Andrea oversees the washing and drying of the coffees, turning the parchment at strict intervals to make sure every bean dries evenly.
The outcome is undeniably exceptional coffee. Finca Costa Rica floored us when we cupped it: a juicy peach note with a great amount of tartness, filled out by a smooth, sweet caramel note that finishes elegantly with some florals. Pink Bourbons are always great - but this Pink Bourbon is especially great, and that makes it a must-have. We hope you savor every sip of this exceptional coffee - it's certainly one that we'll remember fondly here at MCC HQ. Enjoy!