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Colombia Luis Carlos Ortiz Pink Bourbon

This elegant Pink Bourbon comes to us from our dear friend Fernando Oka. With him, we have delved into the world of highlighting spectacular coffees from lesser known up-and-coming coffee producers. This anaerobic washed process coffee from Luis Carlos Ortiz is a great example of great processing coupled with focused agronomy.



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Level: Moderate  |  Agtron # 72.2


Variety:
Pink Bourbon
Process:
Elevation:
1850 Meters
Cup:
Blood Orange, Jasmine, Green Grape, Juicy
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Variety:
Pink Bourbon
Process:
Anaerobic Washed
Elevation:
1850 Meters
Cup:
Blood Orange, Jasmine, Green Grape, Juicy

Story

In 2019, we visited Colombia in order to seek out the famed Inmaculada Coffee Farms. Before making the drive to Pinchindé, we met Fernando Oka, who graciously showed us around Cali, Colombia. Over the afternoon, we quickly realized that Fernando is a bit of an institution among the population of Cali. Everywhere we went, Fernando was greeted and invited in, making his rounds to the tables before settling in. We like to joke that Fernando is the unofficial Governor of Cali with how well-networked and social he is, but the truth is that Fernando is an extremely passionate person. Fernando has a deep love for food and wine, not to mention coffee, but most of all for people. His beloved nature extends well beyond the town of Cali, Colombia, to the greater specialty coffee world. We’ve been lucky enough to travel the world with Fernando, and yet it still feels like we are sitting in a restaurant in Cali, as he is just as likely to make his social rounds in Greece as he is in Colombia. As he struck out on his own to aid in connecting roasters with specialty producers from Colombia, we were quick to support him as often as we could.

The outcome of our close partnership has been a curated offering list that we’ve assembled over the past few months of harvest. As we make our way through this curated lineup, we’ve asked Fernando a series of questions, which you can find below.

Speaking into our relationship as an extension of our sourcing program; How did you find this coffee, and who grew it?
I found this producer through a friend Felipe Vega and I started buying coffee from him in 2019. So he told me on 2019 that he just started planting Pink bourbon.

How did you meet this producer?
So, we met over the phone on 2019. And 2021 after Covid I went to his farm Mesitas.

How was it processed, and what stood out about this particular coffee?
With Luis we are doing an 18 hour oxidation in Cherry and 72 hours anaerobic fermentation de-pulped.

What are the growing conditions of this coffee?
What I really like of this coffee is the spiced and fruit character, clean wine notes, long pleasant aftertaste. Its fruity but elegant. This is Good reflection of a great Pink bourbon.

San Agustin Huila is a town very famous for great coffee. It is an indigenous Region of high altitude and great conditions for coffee. The change of temperature between day and night makes his coffees unique in complexity and sweetness.

What trends are you seeing in Colombian specialty coffee?
Again this coffee is probably against the trend is classic but modern coffee with fruit character but Pink bourbon really like this processing and terroir.

What are you hoping to highlight as we curate more coffees together?
This producer deserves to be recognized for his dedication and passion. His standards are so high that this coffee is always consistent. This coffee is a great a representation of a artisan producer that has taken the most important variables into account.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Origami Dripper & v60

Coffee: 18g

Water: 280g @ 201°F

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BREW

0:00 - Bloom - 40g
0:30 - Spiral Pour - 120g
1:00 - Spiral Pour - 200g
1:30 - Spiral Pour - 280g
Drain 2:45

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Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$13.00

Transportation

The price listed below is the average cost we incurred for airfreight from Colombia to our roastery in Arkansas.

$3.00

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.64

Cup Score

87

Lot Size

Transparency Grade

A-

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$21.45
$13.00
$3.00
$5.45
$1.80
$1.64
87
A-

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$13.00
$3.00
$5.45
$21.45
$1.80
$1.64
87
132lbs
A-
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