Colombia Finca Las Flores Red Bourbon Natural
If you like extremely complex coffee whose flavor changes with each sip, then you will love this coffee. There was a time not so long ago when you couldn't get a natural coffee from Colombia and most of the coffee was washed with a similar flavor profile. I found most coffee from Colombia in my early coffee days kinda boring. In recent times Colombia has produced what I think are some of the most interesting coffees out there.
COLOMBIA FINCA LAS FLORES RED BOURBON NATURAL
FLAVOR: Strawberry, Raspberry, Dragonfruit, Papaya, Pineapple, Banana, Tangy
PROCESS: Natural, "Casa Elba" drying process
Cup Score: 88.5
Regio: Acevedo, Huila
Finca Las Flores, Johan Manuel Vergara Ayure, Lohas Beans
Natural, "Casa Elba" drying process
October - December
Las Flores Red Bourbon Natural
Finca Las Flores was founded in the 1990s. It grew from an 18,000-tree farm to a 90,000-tree estate. In 2006, the Ayure family dived into the world of specialty coffee by participating in the Cup of Excellence competition. Since then, they’ve worked towards improving and differentiating their green coffee offerings with the help of their son, Johan.
Located in the city of Acevedo in the Huila department at 1,730 masl, Finca Las Flores is no stranger to taking calculated risks and reaping the rewards. The estate is continuously researching and experimenting with coffee varietals and coffee-processing methods to develop distinct Colombian coffee profiles. Today, the Ayure family cultivates Red, Pink, and Yellow Bourbon, Tabi, Java, Maracaturra, and Geisha varietals, as well as exotics like Wush Wush and Sidra.
This natural process Red Bourbon coffee, sourced in partnership with Lohas Beans, is a unique lot of unroasted coffee from Huila. The complex cup profile includes floral, fruity, and winey notes, with a lactic acidity complemented by a creamy body.
Colombia Huila Green Coffee Beans
The Huila region is always a favorite when it comes to Colombian coffee. In addition to high-quality – and often award-winning – green coffee beans, Huila is also celebrated for its distinctly delicate cup profile that features bright acidity, sweetness, and a fragrant aroma.
As Colombia’s largest specialty coffee-producing department, Huila’s nutrient-rich volcanic soil bears highly anticipated unroasted coffee each year for the global market. Most Colombian coffee farmers are smallholders. Over half a million farmers collectively contribute around 16% of the country’s agricultural GDP.