Bourbon Noir - Colombia
Dark Cherry, Lychee Syrup, Cabernet
Limited Time Offering - Hailing from award-winning producer Café Granja la Esperanza (Coffee Review consistently ranks their coffee as some of the best in the world), Bourbon Noir isn't your everyday Colombian. It's plush, decadent, and dare-we-say gothic, like a velvet painting of a panther hanging in a vampire's boudoir. Deep notes of dark cherry and red wine dominate, rounded off by a lingering lychee syrup sweetness. We recommend drinking it in a New Orleans cemetery at 2am, but if that's not do-able, your breakfast table will work great too.
Producer Café Granja La Esperanza
Region Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca
Elevation 1570-1850 masl
Varieties Red and Yellow Bourbon
Harvest Oct - Jan
Café Granja La Esperanza combines bold curiosity, scientific methodology, and an obsession with quality to produce uniquely delicious coffee. They were the first producers to bring Gesha and other exotic varieties to Colombia, and their award-winning coffees are regularly used by Coffee Champs competitors. Bourbon Noir comes from their Las Margaritas farm. Ripe coffee cherries were hand-picked and fermented in their fruit mucilage for 78 hours. After fermentation, the coffee was washed, siloed for 5-7 days, and then stored for 3 months to allow for flavor maturation.