Quality Report - Colombia Monteblanco Geisha & Pink Bourbon Washed

About This Coffee

Monteblanco sits surrounded by the Cueva de los Guacharos National Natural Park, and rests right by the Suaza River Valley. The natural landscape that sprawls in each direction provides the farm with a direct connection to nature and the wonderful flora and fauna that exists within it. The weather ebbs between 16 - 22o Celsius and sees a healthy 1700 hours of sunlight across the year, meaning the growing conditions for coffee is exactly what they need.

The fourteen hectares of Monteblanco is a family farm managed by Rodrigo Sanchez Valencia, who began his coffee cultivation experience with his grandfather. It grows a range of varieties that each produce unique profiles and they have been internationally recognised for their sensory expressions. Rodrigo and the team at Monteblanco have worked collectively with our exporting partners, Aromas del Sur, on the germination and production of these many coffee varieties, and Project Origin are excited to watch the progression of these esteemed profiles.

The team use the infrastructure available on their property to explore unique processing techniques in a way to explore even more from the quality cherries they produce. They keep their standards high, they say they are “always looking for our profiles to be solid and consistent to captivate palates and the hearts of the people that have come to know... this beautiful tree.”

Farm Information

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Huila
  • Farm/Coop/Mill: Monteblanco
  • Producer: Rodrigo Sanchez Valencia
  • Variety: Geisha & Pink Bourbon
  • Process: Washed
  • Altitude: 1730masl
  • Harvest: April - July & September - December
  • Sourcing Partner: Project Origin
  • Quality Score: 86

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Flavour Profile

  • Aroma: Raisins and Cacao Nibs
  • Flavour: Orange, Figs, Raisins, Chamomile Tea
  • Aftertaste: Chamomile Tea-like Finish
  • Acidity: Oranges
  • Body: Sweet of Figs and Raisins
  • Balance & Overall: Quite balanced, reminiscent of a dark purple colour.

Recommended Brewing Parameters

  • Espresso: 20g In, 40g Out, 27 Seconds
  • Milk-based (150ml): 23g In, 44g Out, 30 Seconds, 150g Milk
  • Pourover Filter (Chanho-Tornado): 15g In, 225g Out, 2 Minute 00 Seconds (45G Bloom, 30 Seconds)