RENAISSANCE - COLOMBIA EL RUBI 250G
Peach, orange and sweet vine tomato with a butter & caramel body
This coffee from Finca El Rubi comes from the Acevedo region of Huila where Heiner Lazo has been farming coffee for many years. He first came to own El Rubi after acquiring it 25 years ago with his wife Johanna. The farm was named El Rubi by the previous owners after the precious jewel that was gifted when they married many year ago. Heiner and Johanna now see it as their precious ruby.
El Rubi for many years grew Caturra, Colombia and Castillo, recently however they have started experimenting with more exotic varietals - On the farm they have a variety called Papayo (named after the papaya fruit), SL 28 and 7,500 pink bourbon trees which they started to plant 3 and a half years ago. Heiner and Johanna are also experimenting with processing, including temperature controlled and anaerobic fermentation.
Cultivated from hybrid of Red and Yellow Bourbon, Pink Bourbon is said to have been first found in Pitalito, Huila. This variety can be hard to grow and cultivate due to the genetic volatility, however it is shown to have good resistance to rust and produces exquisite cup qualities. Pink Bourbons have a substantial amount of glucose which is thought to help give the the cup its more delicate, soft and complex profile.Heiner takes great care in the selection of this coffee, ensuring it is collected at the optimum point of ripeness before being pulped and dry fermented overnight. After this, the coffee is then sun dried for between 7 -10 days (depending on the weather) down to between 10-11 % moisture.