Rafael Amaya - Colombia (250g)
Turkish Delight | Orange | Dark Chocolate
Farm: Finca La Virginia
Region: Timana, Huila
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Process: Double Natural Anaerobic
Altitude: 1800-1900 masl
This coffee was used by our Roastery Manager, David, in the finals of the 2022 Irish Brewers Cup competition, placing 3rd overall (but personally we think the coffee should have won, it’s that good!).
It’s a very special varietal, Pink Bourbon, and an innovative processing technique, called Double Natural Anaerobic, created and executed with skill by Rafael Amaya and his team in Colombia.
David’s recommendations to get the best out of the coffee are to brew at a slightly lower temperature than you would normally and try to brew slightly faster too. This will bring better balance to this incredibly sweet coffee, and showcase the complexity found in the varietal and processing method.
We’ve included the coffee information below alongside the descriptors given to the judges.
HOT : 65% Dark Chocolate | Rose | Rum
WARM : Chocolate Truffle | Orange Blossom
HOT : Dark Chocolate | Rose | Candied Orange Peel
WARM : Praline | Pomegranate | Orange Fruit Pastille
COOL : Pomegranate Juice | Jaffa Cake
HOT : Cacao Nib
WARM : Orange Peel
COOL : Dried Orange Peel | Bourbon Whiskey - Old Fashioned Cocktail
ASSESS DIRECTLY FROM THE CUP
HOT : Med-High Citric – Mandarin & Tartaric – Black Grape
WARM : High Citric – Mandarin & Tartaric – Pomegranate
COOL : High Citric – Orange Oil & Tartaric – Black Grape & Pomegranate
HOT : Medium – High & Velvety
WARM : High & Coating
Grind: If you need your coffee ground, select on the dropdown. Let us know in the "Special Instructions" if there is any other specific brew method you need the coffee ground for.