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Colombia Finca Costa Rica


Fruited & Floral

Notes of Strawberry, Candied Citrus and Floral

A fully-fruited cup beginning with plush tones of ripe strawberry alongside flashes of crisp Riesling grapes, finishing with flavors of sweet candied citrus. 




Producer: Faver Ninco

2005 Meters
Pink Bourbon
Fermented in Cherry, Sealed in Bags and Agitated Before Depulping and Washing, and Dried on Raised Beds
December 2022 - February 2023
Santa Maria, Huila Department, Colombia

About the Producer 
Faver Ninco began his journey producing coffee 25 years ago, learning techniques from his father and his neighbors. Faver’s daughter, Liliam Camila, who is 22 years old, is the youngest member of the Coffee Quest’s team in Colombia. She oversees their purchasing station in the town of Santa Maria, carefully cupping each coffee to ensure they meet ideal quality specifications. With the help of Camila and her siblings, the family farm has grown and now includes rare and exotic coffee varieties. Their innovations have helped the family produce truly outstanding coffee, such as the Pink Bourbon lot featured in this coffee. 

The farm, Finca Costa Rica, sits at a staggering elevation of 2,000 meters above sea level, one of the highest elevation farms in the community of Santa Maria. Here Faver cultivates 19,000 individual coffee trees consisting of several varieties, including Pink Bourbon and Caturra, as well as small volumes of Java, Gesha, and Papayo. We hope to taste more varieties from the farm in the future! 

In addition to coffee, Faver and his family cultivate bananas, avocados, and a slew of vegetables. The family has also dedicated nearly four acres of their farm to preserve the natural forest and water springs, which ensures biodiversity on the entire farm.

About the Coffee
Pink Bourbon is a relatively new coffee variety on the scene. Though its origins are hazy and mysterious, what we do know is that when produced well, Pink Bourbon coffees taste very floral and citrus, similar to the kinds of coffees we taste in East Africa. This has made Pink Bourbon one of the most popular varieties for farmers looking to attract buyers with attention to quality. 

This particular lot underwent several stages of fermentation. The coffee cherries are picked ripe and delivered to the wet-mill the same day. The cherries sit overnight before being placed into plastic bags and fermented semi-anaerobically for 72 hours before being depulped and washed. This extended fermentation process allows for greater fruit characteristics to appear in the final cup. 

What we Love
Colombian coffees are some of our favorites, and this lot from Faver is an excellent representation of the dynamic qualities of the Pink Bourbon variety. Expect a fully-fruited cup beginning with plush tones of ripe strawberry alongside flashes of crisp Riesling grapes, finishing with flavors of sweet candied citrus.

Faver Ninco

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