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La Granada, Colombia, Washed

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Orange, caramel and red apple

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COFFEE PROFILE

We love this Colombian Pink Bourbon for its fuller body and heavy sweetness present. This special filter has wonderful ripe red apple notes that leads to a zest of orange and a light caramel finish.

TASTES LIKE Orange, caramel and red apple
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Story

'Finca La Granada, a picturesque two-hectare family farm in Colombia, tells a tale of resilience and passion. In the early years, Don Gabriel faced formidable challenges maintaining La Granada, navigating the economic hardships of the 1990s with unwavering determination. After surviving these struggles and finding more economic stability, he made a pivotal decision to shift the farm's focus to specialty coffee.

Today, La Granada stands as a testament to Don Gabriel's perseverance and vision, proudly cultivating the prized Pink Bourbon coffee variety in its fertile soils. The Castaño family, pioneers in Colombia for producing Pink Bourbon, has its roots deeply embedded in this remarkable farm. Don Gabriel, affectionately known as 'The Godfather,' stumbled upon a small grove of trees with distinctly pink cherries, a natural mutation between red and yellow Bourbon cherries. This serendipitous discovery led to cultivating a variety now celebrated for its sweetness and complex fruit flavour profile.

Despite no longer being able to enjoy coffee himself due to health reasons, Don Gabriel remains deeply devoted to his life's work. "I wouldn't trade my life with anyone," he asserts, reflecting his unwavering love for his farm and family. Alongside his wife, Carmen, and their six children, the entire family is immersed in the coffee business, each contributing to the farm's continued success.

The story of Finca La Granada is one of inspiration and community. We feel incredibly fortunate to share this exceptional coffee from a man whose dedication and spirit have enriched his family and the broader coffee community. Don Gabriel's journey is a reminder that extraordinary achievements are possible through adversity and hard work.

PRODUCER Gabriel Castaño Buendia
REGION Acevedo, Huila
VARIETAL Pink Bourbon
PROCESS Washed
ALTITUDE 2000 masl
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Origin

Acevedo, Huila, Colombia 

'Colombia is a country of mixed terrains, with tropical climates on the border of the Amazon to the east, and sandy, coastal regions to the west. However, throughout the centre of the country, there are rolling hills with rich soil and a range of microclimates – perfect conditions for creating excellent coffee. 

Huila is one of the most well known coffee-producing regions in Colombia, and for good reason. The temperature there is perfect for coffee growing, and has perfect soil and the exact right amount of rainfall. It’s Denomination of Origin status recognises coffees from Huila as having a delicate profile, bright acidity, medium body, sweet notes, and a fruity, caramel aroma. 

Huila is dominated by small producers, with the average farm size just 1.5 hectares. With around 154,800 hectares of coffee farms, you can expect to find a lot of varieties in Colombia, such as Caturra, Typica, Castillo, Bourbon, Colombia, Maragogype, Tabi, and even Geisha. This particular lot is a ‘CCC’ lot, comprised of Colombia, Caturra and Castillo varieties. 

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