Bourbon Rosado, Pink Bourbon
It is named after the rose-pink color of its coffee berries, which is famous for its elegance and charm. During the final round of the 2023 World Barista Championship, we saw two contestants using the Pink Bourbon variety. Known for the pale pink color of its coffee berries and its highly sweet and complex flavor profile, interest in this variety has grown in recent years.
Pink bourbon is very popular because of its delightful flavor, but the mystery of its origins is currently unclear. There is currently some data indicating that mixing yellow bourbon and red bourbon produces pink bourbon or orange bourbon, but it has not yet been genetically identified. In 2019, Colombia CoE tested the gene of the 15th pink Bourbon (Bourbon Rosado) and found that it is Ethiopia Landrance. However, it has not yet been clarified whether this is the same variety as Pink Bourbon. In the latest World Coffee Research variety relationship chart, it can be found that pink bourbon has not yet been defined as a variety.
Pink bourbon is characterized by a high degree of sweetness and rich lemon, citrus, and floral aromas. This coffee shows a rich taste, with a fresh citrus flavor, paired with a layered sense of elegant floral aroma, creating a unique and exciting A pleasant coffee experience. Because of its high sweetness, it is suitable for special processing to enhance its flavor characteristics. Such flavor characteristics have made pink bourbon a popular coffee choice, especially among coffee lovers who prefer sweetness and texture in recent years.