Finca Los Naranjos
Gloria Monteros’s background in agricultural and environmental studies gives her a strong foundation for building new skills and improving her coffee quality. One way she’s applying her technical knowledge is by using soil analysis to determine optimal fertilization techniques. She’s also using her knowledge to control fermentation and pinpoint the right time to halt fermentation.
Her focus on producing high-quality coffee enables her to increase her livelihood while protecting the surrounding environment.
Gloria raises honeybees to help pollinate her trees and to provide additional income and nutrition.
Harvest & Post-Harvest
Gloria selectively handpicks ripe, red cherry and processes it on her farm. Cherry is visually hand-sorted, pulped and fermented. After fermentation, coffee is washed in clean water and then dried. Gloria rakes parchment frequently to ensure even drying.
About Pink Bourbon
Pink Bourbon, a hybrid of Yellow and Red Bourbon varieties, was first discovered and grown in Colombia. Taste-wise, Pink Bourbon has all the advantages of its Bourbon parents. The typical Pink Bourbon profile highlights the strong floral notes and pleasant acidity frequently found in East African coffees.
And there’s more than color and altitude on its side. Chemical breakdowns have found that Pink Bourbon has higher glucose content. This additional glucose—a type of sugar—means not only a sweeter cup but also a silkier body and more luscious mouthfeel.
Some farmers also report that Pink Bourbon has more disease resistance than is Red and Yellow parents.
Finca Los Naranjos is our first coffee within our 50-50 program that is not sourced through the Cup of Excellence competition. But of course with the same guaranteed quality (min 86+) and 50% return to the farmer. Read more.
The Los Naranjos was scored 89.13. The FOB price was $16.58/kg of which Gloria Monteros received 80% ($13,26/kg). ROAST Coffee will in addition give a donation of $4.92 per sold kilo to meet our target of 50% return.