Roasting 25 November
We love stories like this. Two generations of the same family take the same rare Pink Bourbon from the same plantation and have their way with them. We get to try the results and we have cupped these individually as being worthy of our Extreme Beans rating.
- Grading: very high specialty 85+
- Notes: delicate tea notes and florals, chocolate
- Body: moderate
- Acidity: elegant, balanced
- Roast: espresso
- Drink: day 2 (filter), day 7 (espresso)
So, the story?
Finca La Granada is a small 2 hectare farm devoted to Pink Bourbon founded by Gabriel Castaño.
The father: Gabriel selected a small lot of the finest cherries and processed them with a prolonged 120 hour fermentation followed by 15 days of drying on parabolic dryers. The resulting cup has tea-like and floral notes for a super-refined drinking experience.
The son: Yefferson Javier Castaño Motta is the youngest of Gabriel’s six children. He has also chosen a 120 hour fermentation and the beans were dried for 20-30 days to deliver chocolate cake, baking spices and passionfruit.
It’s been so hard to choose a “winner”. What if…..we blended them 50/50? Would the final result be good? We reckon that the collaboration is definitely good! We’re actually calling it as one of our cleanest omniroasts of the year.