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Pink Bourbon: A Special Coffee Variety Making Waves

In the ever-evolving world of specialty coffee, new and intriguing coffee varieties continually capture attention. Pink Bourbon is currently garnering interest within the coffee community, particularly in the realm of global coffee competitions. Let's explore what makes Pink Bourbon special and why it has the potential to become a new favorite in the realm of specialty coffee.

The Mysterious Origin of Pink Bourbon

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One intriguing aspect of Pink Bourbon is its mysterious origin. Similar to many Arabica coffee varieties, the exact source of Pink Bourbon remains unknown. Pink Bourbon is believed to have originated in the southern region of Huila, Colombia, and it first appeared in the San Adolfo area of the Acevedo municipality in the 1980s.

However, specific details about its precise origin are scarce. It is thought that as coffee leaf rust (la roya) threatened coffee plantations in the 1980s, many farmers shifted to cultivating Pink Bourbon, unaware of its disease resistance and adaptability to various environments.

Challenging to Grow but Resilient

Resource : Perfectdailygrind Cultivating Pink Bourbon can be a challenge, even under optimal environmental conditions. Producers need to meticulously care for coffee plants and ensure their isolation from other coffee varieties to facilitate successful cross-pollination. However, the reward lies in the durability and productivity of Pink Bourbon.

Nevertheless, the experience of growing Pink Bourbon can vary depending on the region. Pink Bourbon is susceptible to certain diseases and fungi. This has led to the cultivation of the coffee plant in controlled and protected environments.

One of the most distinctive features of this coffee variety, of course, is the slight pink hue of the coffee cherries.


Flavor: A Complex Experience

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The allure of Pink Bourbon lies not only in its distinctive appearance but also in its complex and intriguing flavor profile. This coffee variety is renowned for its bright acidity, reminiscent of citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits, combined with delicate white floral notes and honey-like sweetness. Pink Bourbon typically offers flavors similar to coffee with floral undertones, pink lemonade, honeysuckle, jasmine, and an elegant, silky texture.

The Potential of Pink Bourbon

Resource : Perfectdailygrind With its increasing popularity and unique flavor characteristics, Pink Bourbon has significant market potential. As more coffee roasters and coffee shops begin to offer this coffee variety, Pink Bourbon has the potential to stand out in the world of specialty coffee.

Its distinctive appearance, special flavor profile, and adaptability to various processing methods make Pink Bourbon a strong contender to become the next favorite in the realm of specialty coffee. While it may take time to see Pink Bourbon appearing more frequently in coffee shops and roasteries, its unique attributes promise a bright future in the world of specialty coffee.

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