Tasting Series: La Piragua
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Producer: Alexander Vargas Osorio
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