We were introduced to Doña Rovira by our friends at the coffee exporter In-Conexus, which has been supporting our work with a small group of growers in San Agustín since 2016. In 2018, we purchased a handful of single-farm lots from In-Conexus through its Best of Huila competition, including a Pink Bourbon from La Pelota. Since then, La Pelota’s Pink Bourbon has become a perennial favorite of our coffee team, and it appears we are not the only ones who like it: another one of Doña Rovira's Pink Bourbon lots took sixth place at the last Colombia Cup of Excellence competition. We tried that award-winning lot and liked it, but we liked this lot even better.

  • Country Colombia
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar

The details

  • Country Colombia

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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12oz of Colombia La Pelota Pink Bourbon
Colombia La Pelota Pink Bourbon