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Colombia

Norbey Quimbayo

Flavours of Concord grape, ripe pineapple, pinot noir
Body     Acidity

Roasted omni for filter and espresso

Norbey comes back with an outstanding washed lot of Pink Bourbon.

La Esmeralda is a lush coffee farm located 1800 metres above sea level in the town of Acevedo, Huila Colombia. Don Norbey Quimbayo runs it alongside his wife and two children.

Norbey started in coffee as a picker and a cook, but eventually, he got the opportunity to buy some land—what today is La Esmeralda. Like many others, he started producing commodity coffee to move onto the specialty grade in 2010. He started experimenting with rare varieties such as Geisha, Papayo, and Tabi. But most importantly, he began to fine-tune the picking and processing practices to achieve the full potential of every coffee lot.


A close photo of red coffee cherries in a tree. They’re Pink Bourbon Varietal.

Pink Bourbon coffee cherries at La Esmeralda


This lot is 100% washed Pink Bourbon. It has super complex and rich layers, brought by the volcanic ash soil, the high growing altitude and the care put through the whole producing and shipping process.


All the images and information about this coffee and its producers have been kindly shared by the importer, Cofinet, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).




Resting your beans inside the sealed bag helps develop peak flavours and acidity.

Learn how long and why you should wait on our brewing window recommendations guide.


Try our step-by-step recipes and videos.

Our recipes are easy to follow and designed to bring the best out of our coffee. Find your favourite method on our brew guides collection or test a new one—and if you have any questions, ask us anytime at [email protected].

 

All the images and information about this coffee and its producers have been kindly shared by the importer, Cofinet, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).

Resting beans inside the sealed bag helps develop peak flavours and acidity

Learn how long and why you should wait in our brewing window recommendations.

Try our step-by-step recipes and videos

Our recipes are easy to follow and designed to bring the best out of our coffee. Find your favourite method on our brew guides collection or test a new one—and if you have any questions, ask us anytime at [email protected].

Producer

Norbey Quimbayo

Country

Colombia

Region

Acevedo, Huila

Altitude

1700-1750m above sea level

Varietals

Pink Bourbon

Process

Washed

Harvested

February 2023

Body

Medium

Acidity

Medium

Roast style

Omniroast

Map showing location of Colombia Norbey Quimbayo

Varietals

Pink Bourbon varietal

Cultivated from hybridization of Red and Yellow Bourbon. It’s very rare, but the producers say it is quite resistant to rust. Pink and Orange Bourbons are very difficult to produce with consistency.

The location

Coffee from Colombia

Colombia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world and benefits greatly from having one of the most unique and complex set of micro-climates of all coffee producing nations.


The Huila region of Colombia

This region boasts the perfect combination of high quality soil and geography and is quickly becoming one of the largest coffee producing regions in Colombia. One of the best regarded regions for high quality, fruit driven coffee.

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.


Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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