Background Story

This coffee is part of the Farm Select program with Banexport in Colombia, an initiative that aims to support producers with the tools they need to improve their coffee quality, gain access to better prices, and make lasting connections with committed specialty buyers. Through its Farm Select program standards and protocols, Banexport identifies producers who are willing to utilize advanced techniques and technology in order to produce a better cup; provides them with education and support toward that end; and, through a close and collaborative partnership with Cafe Imports, connects them with buyers who are interested in developing mutually beneficial, long-term and reliable buying relationships.

The Farm Select program has several specific elements, including the use of Brix and pH meters for optimal harvesting and fermentation, farm soil analysis and fertilization guidance, sensory analysis training and support, fixed per-pound pricing for producers above both the C market price and the daily market price set by the FNC in Colombia and training and higher compensation for pickers on Farm Select farms ($600 pesos per kilo compared with the national standard $300 pesos)

Buena Vista farm is 7 hectares planted with Caturra, owned by Vicente Muñoz Rojas. After picking, the coffee is fermented for 24 hours, then washed and dried for 10 days in parabolic driers.


Roaster's Thoughts

It is always not easy to successfully find a great quality coffee for the Gold Label if this is not a geisha coffee. This is because the standard we have in selecting the Gold Label coffees is strict regarding the quality and flavour. In an easy expression, the Gold Label coffees could be used by us to participate in the barista competitions. 

This coffee, Buena Vista washed pink bourbon is one of the greatest Colombian coffee. What is more special about this one is its variety. It is not like a geisha. But this coffee has unbelievably amazing quality in every single sector of flavour evaluation - aroma, sweetness, acidity, flavour, body, aftertaste, balance and overall. Not exploding unique characteristics are expressed but the top-notch quality is surely expressed through the cup.


How this coffee is roasted

This coffee is well-developed but within the light roast profile. This reveals the high quality of the coffee through the cup.


Basic Information

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Pitalito
  • Farm: Buena Vista, Vincente Rojas
  • Altitude: 1,800
  • Variety: Pink Bourbon
  • Process: Washed
  • Best Ageing Window: 14-21 days
  • Best as: Espresso, Pourover Filter


How to brew this coffee

  • Espresso: 20g dose, 40g beverage yield, 26s extraction time
  • Flavour Profile: Cacao, plum, apricot, grapefruit, honey
  • Milk: 23g dose, 40g beverage yield, 28s extraction time, 150g milk
  • Flavour Profile: Dark chocolate, vanilla, plum
  • Pourover Filter: 15g dose, 45g water + 30s blooming, 1m 40s extraction time, total 225g water
  • Brewing Method: Chanho-Tornado (Click here to see details of the brewing method)
  • Flavour Profile: Dark chocolate, plum, apricot, pink grapefruit, molasses, darjeeling, cacao


Flavour Spectrum