Coffee varietals: Pink Bourbon varietal

Descended from Ethiopian Heirloom

Quality: Unknown

Yield: Unknown

Disease resistance: Resistant

Pink Bourbon is an Ethiopian Heirloom variety (or subvariety)—though, until very recently (~2023), it was thought to be a rare and spontaneous hybrid/mutation of Red and Yellow Bourbon.

According to genetic testing by Cafe Imports, Pink Bourbon is “Bourbon at all, let alone a rare cross or mutation of one or more Bourbons. Nor was it a nouveau hybride.”

Learn more at Cafe Import’s article Pink…Bourbon?: Cryptozoology and Genetics in Specialty Coffee.

Coffees featuring Pink Bourbon:

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