Carrier Roasting Co.

Colombia Libardo Ortiz Pink Bourbon


Whole bean coffee

We roast to order on Mondays and Wednesdays and ship the same day. Orders will be included in a roast if they’re received by 4pm Eastern Time the day before.

Origin: Colombia

Region: Huila

Locality: Pitalito

Farm Name: La Cabaña

Producer: Libardo Ortiz Cubillos

Altitude: 1700 - 1850 meters

Process: Washed

Variety: Pink Bourbon

Tasting notes: Persimmon, black cherry, grapefruit

Libardo Ortiz grows a wide range of varieties at his farm, from typical high yield crops like Caturra, Catuai, V. Colombia, and Castillo to “exotics” like Pink Bourbon, Gesha, and Chiroso. We bought a little of each in the latter group this year, our first working with Libardo through the introduction of our sourcing partners at Osito Coffee. At his farm, Finca la Cabaña, Libardo uses a two-step washed fermentation process. He begins by fermenting whole cherries in a sealed, limited-oxygen environment for 24 hours, then de-pulps the seeds and ferments them again in open air tanks for another 40 hours. The result is a densely sweet and fruity cup, with a slightly savory element for an additional layer of delicious complexity.

This lot is of the Pink Bourbon variety, a relative newcomer to the scene with its epicenter in Huila, Colombia. Not much is known about its origin, but genetic testing has identified it as an Ethiopian landrace. It is prized for its unique profile, reminiscent of coffees from Ethiopia due to its fruit-forward, dynamic, and sometimes floral character.

We think this lot tastes like persimmon, black cherry, and grapefruit.


This is our first year buying from Libardo Ortiz. We scored this lot 87 points and purchased 3 70kg bags for $6.20/lb FOT on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $1.85/lb.


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