Trust The Process - Santa Clara Carbonic Maceration Washed

This Pink Bourbon varietal comes to us from Jose Giraldo, a producer on the cutting edge of Colombia’s experimental processing. For this coffee, ripe cherries are hand-selected and sorted before starting a two-stage fermentation process that has elements of natural, honey and washed processing. Taking the better part of 3 months, the resulting cup is sweetly tart with flavors of lychee, ripe kiwi and balanced wine-like acidity. Scroll down for full processing details!

Weight 8 oz. (227g)

This Pink Bourbon varietal comes to us from Jose Giraldo, a producer on the cutting edge of Colombia’s experimental processing. Known for its striking color and distinct cup profile, Pink Bourbon, which is a hybrid of the Red and Yellow Bourbon varietals, is still relatively new to specialty coffee and grown primarily by producers in Huila, Colombia. For this particular coffee, ripe cherries are hand-selected and sorted before starting a two-stage fermentation process, taking the better part of 3 months. 

First, whole cherries are packed in drums for 36 hours in a temperature-controlled, anaerobic environment, which means a one-way valve allows CO2 to escape but no oxygen to enter. While still in the drum, coffee is loaded on to trucks and transported from Huila to Quindío- about 10 hours away. Once the coffee has completed this first round, the drums are opened and the cherry is dry pulped.

With the outer skin removed and sticky mucilage still intact, the cherries are placed back into the drums for an additional 24 hours of carbonic maceration- meaning no valve is used and CO2 can fully enrich the drum’s contents. Coffee is finally removed, washed of remaining mucilage, and soaked in freshwater for another 24 hours before being laid out to “slow dry" on raised beds and then “stabilized" in a dark, cool and dry warehouse before milling and shipping. From harvest to milling, the process usually takes three months. – Information from Café 1959 & Yellow Rooster.


Preparation Suggestions

  • Espresso
  • Capuccino
  • Lungo
  • Café Crème

Aroma

  • Fruity and Floral
  • Chocolate-Like and Nutty
  • Spicy
  • Sweet

  • Cereal-Like
  • Roasted
  • Herbs
  • Bitter

Features

Preparation Mode:
  • Fully Automatic Machines Coffee
Coffee Bean Type:
Arabica
Certification:
100% Direct Trade Coffee
Country of Manufacture:
United States
Countries of Origin:
Colombia
Flavor:
A balanced and delicious taste
Composition:
Single Origin
Coffee Grind:
Whole Bean
Caffeine:
Caffeinated Coffee
Roast Level:
Light
Intensity:
Mild
Acidity:
Balanced
Aroma

Features

Fruity and Floral:
2
Chocolate-Like and Nutty:
2
Spicy:
2
Sweet:
2
Cereal-Like:
2
Roasted:
2
Herbs:
2
Bitter:
2
Preparation Suggestions

Features

Café Crème:
4
Capuccino:
4
Espresso:
4
Lungo:
4

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