Cherry, Citrus, Floral

Cherry, Citrus, Floral

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Tasting Series: La Piragua

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Huila, Colombia


Variety: Pink Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Huila, Colombia

Producer: Alexander Vargas Osorio

Altitude: 1820m

Colombia Cup of Excellence 2020: 22nd

This is a special lot of Pink Bourbon coffee from the city of Palestina in Huila, Colombia. Producer Alexander Vargas Osorio grew this lot on his farm La Piragua and entered it in the 2020 Cup of Excellence auction in Colombia - where it placed 22nd overall. This might not sound impressive in isolation - but you need to remember that Colombia is one of the largest producers of specialty coffee in the world, and the Colombian Cup of Excellence is one of the most competitive COE auctions around! We're always excited when we can get a lot of Pink Bourbon for the club, let alone a top COE lot of Pink Bourbon!

The flavors we're getting out of this lot of delicious coffee are headed off by the classic floral quality that Pink Bourbon is known for. We're also picking up on a juicy cherry sweetness and a bright lemon acidity out of the cup, making for a brew that's as complex as it is delicious. COE coffees are always something special, and we're super grateful to be able to join with some other roasters in a buying group to be able to bring this coffee to the club. If ever there was an MCC coffee to savor - this is the one!

Each shipment will contain 6oz of roasted coffee
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3.5 out of 5

Very good

So much better than the last order. Sorry I don’t have time for longer review. They were good!

On 03/09/21 Sean Reilly said

Hey Araminta, do you mean the last Tasting Series? Are you not a fan of Natural coffees?

On 03/09/21 Araminta Midkiff said

No, I meant simply the previous shipment, but I’m having trouble locating the variety that was sent. Is there an online log of my preferences I’m missing?

On 03/10/21 Sean Reilly said

Ok, you should see it in you account page under shipments

On 03/10/21 Araminta Midkiff said

🤦🏼‍♀️😹my phone wouldn’t scroll so I didn’t realize that info was there. Turned my phone sideways and got it! Thanks! So, back to the beans... yes- I do like Naturals!

On 03/10/21 Araminta Midkiff said

It was the Konga Kelloo #5 that didn’t suit me at all; despite adjusting my grinder, I just didn’t want to drink it. I know: strange.

Araminta Midkiff


Member Since

February '20

5.0 out of 5

Stunner of a Pink Bourbon

I've been brewing with the Kalita Wave 185 lately, and this coffee was delicious, with sweetness and a hint of the tart acidity that I've come to love in Pink Bourbon varietals. This particular coffee has a lingering richness and a bit more presence than many comparable coffees. That said, I could drink this coffee all day and be a very happy person! I brewed it up with 21.5g in, 355g out and the grind setting of 4M on a Baratza Vario grinder (with steel burrs). I immediately realized that 6oz of this coffee may vanish from my house rather quickly this week!

On 03/09/21 BJ said

Roasting more on Friday. I'm definitely gonna snag another bag myself, it's great stuff!

Andrew Ernst


Member Since

May '15

5.0 out of 5

amazing cup

this was the first package from moustache and I must say that I am very impressed. The coffee was wonderful, such an amazing cup. I tried it on the aeropress and on the V60. Both with a very typical recipe. 1:16 ratio. The beans smell great, the grounds smell great and the cup of coffee tasted excellent. I am on various other coffee subscriptions, none of which come even close to this quality.

On 03/17/21 BJ said

Glad to hear it! The Cup of Excellence auctions don't mess around when it comes to quality, always a treat to score some beans from them to share with the club. :)

Florian Auckenthaler


Member Since

February '21

5.0 out of 5

Truly an Excellent Cup

Quite possibly the best coffee I've ever tasted. Eminently sippable and smooth. Pink bourbon does not disappoint.

Will Hemminger

New York

Member Since

January '16

4.5 out of 5

Great coffee

Always enjoy a pink bourbon.

Ethan R


Member Since

October '15