In 2016, we began working with a small group of family farmers near Sotará in the southern Colombian region of Cauca committed to improving the quality of their coffee. Since then, their coffee has gotten better, their ranks have grown, and they have embraced the Pink Bourbon cultivar. This lot comes from the El Cabuyal farm of Jaime Sánchez Ledezma.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Colombia
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety Pink Bourbon

The details

  • Country Colombia
  • Producer Jaime Sanchez Ledezma
  • Region Sotará
  • Elevation Range 1700-1750 m.a.s.l.
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed shade-dried
  • Harvest June-July 2021
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2022

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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Origin Story

Colombia Sotara Pink Bourbon

Pink Bourbon has become a downright trendy phenomenon during the last several years, as word of its quality has spread among buyers, baristas, and farmers alike

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    • Intelligentsia coffee buyers travel year-round working with a network of farmers. From the farm, coffee arrives at the roasting works in Chicago and Los Angeles, where coffee professionals cup, grade, and release over 50 single-origins and blends annually.

    • Intelligentsia Direct Trade means partnering with people who obsess about quality as much as we do, and building meaningful relationships with farmers. Today, the Intelligentsia Direct Trade community includes more than 50 partners in 14 countries.

    • A quarter-century of obsession with quality, more than 15 years of sourcing great coffee the right way, and an authoritative point of view on how to elevate coffee make Intelligentsia a trusted partner on your coffee journey.