Farm: Los Guadales
Region: Simon Bolivar, San Augustin
Variety: Bourbon Rose
Producer: Robert Montanchez
We are really excited to present this new coffee from Robert Montanchez, a young producer of only 24 years old! Our friend Brendan from the Semilla company introduced us to this producer who had not yet had the chance to export and sell his coffee on the international market with a retractability and especially never in the world of specialty coffee.
Already at the age of 16 Robert had a fascination with the world of coffee and decided to leave school to concentrate on the family farm Los Guadales. In 2013, he decided to plant 2,000 coffee trees of the Bourbon rose variety. His goal was to break into the specialty coffee market, knowing that pink bourbon is a new variety of coffee that offers high tasting notes in various competitions, Robert has bet everything on this coffee. Robert lost his father who owned the plantation, at the age of 22 he had to quickly take over the farm.
Here we are today only with his second harvest of this coffee and 94 celcius bought the whole lot. For the first time, Robert and his family have entered the international market. In addition, 94 celcius have committed to purchase all of their crops in the next few years. We are currently looking with Robert at how we can further support him to improve his quality of life and the quality of his coffee.
“I want to continue forward in coffee, searching for a better quality of life for me and my family. I see in specialty coffee an opportunity to get ahead, and to see our work recognized. ” - Robert
Robert’s coffee is truly sublime, pink bourbon is a strain that is the perfect blend of coffee from Colombia and Ethiopia. We have a good sweet body, but with a delicacy and acidity reminiscent of Ethiopian washed coffees.