PROFILE Lush & Juicy
NOTES OF Jam, Candy Floss, Raspberry LemonadeROAST Light Roast for Filter Brewing
The team here at Seven Seeds is over the moon to welcome Willyan Zambrano
back to the menu once again. It was one of our favourite releases last year, proving
to be a dream to roast and drink. This lot is straight out of Pitalito, Hulia, where
Willyan and his wife, Maria Esther Lopez, produce exquisite coffees on their farm La
Montañita. Most of what they grow is Pink Bourbon. Last year, we put forward that
pink bourbon was a natural mutation between red and yellow bourbon, and believed
it to be recessive and unstable, meaning that it was hard to grow consistently
without careful cultivation. However, we learned that this might not be the case.
The variety is native to Huila. The producer who discovered it noticed the cherry
ripened with a pink tonality, and the trees had similarities to the Bourbon varietal.
Recent scientific research has shown that the tree bears more genetic resemblance
to Ethiopia landrace and is uniquely its own varietal. Slightly less mysterious,
definitely still romantic and undeniably a beautiful lot.
A continued focus for our sourcing team was to reestablish our presence with
producers in Colombia. We aim to strengthen relationships with producer groups
we have used in the past and identify producers with whom we could establish
long-term exclusive partnerships. Our goal is to commit to a certain amount of
AA/AAA grade coffee from La Montañita each harvest. In the short term, we are
putting in place a retail pricing structure that will allow us to make a direct financial
contribution to Willyan and Marie on top of the price we pay to our origin sourcing
partners, Caravela. This payment would serve as a gesture of appreciation for the
quality of these lots and our growing relationship with Willyan.
ORIGIN Pitalito, Huila, ColombiaPRODUCER Willyan Rojas ZambranoVARIETIES Pink BourbonPROCESS Fully WashedALTITUDE 1750 maslPARTNERS CaravelaQUALITY SCORE 88.00HISTORY Second year of purchasingLOT SIZE 420kg