In 2016, Merito supported a Kickstarter campaign run by Raw Material to help fund the construction of a community wet mill in Quindío, Colombia. This project will provide the region's farmers with greater control over their coffee quality, and control over their income through a fixed price payment system. Investment in this kind of accessible infrastructure is one of the necessary steps to make good on the promise of development through trade.
Raw Material work with a network of smallholder farmers and dedicated global coffee buyers to facilitate trade at stable sustainable prices while improving coffee quality, yields and community outcomes. Doing this means communities should not only survive, they should thrive through producing coffee.
Pink Bourbon is the most mysterious of all the cultivars grown at El Fénix, it is a delight to behold. This lot stretches across the sun drenched crest of El Fénix. This dwarf variety sits dramatically smaller than its neighbours, but what is lacks in height it makes up for in yields of large pink-blushed cherries.
The lineage of this variety is not fully known, the characteristics are a nod to both Castillo and Caturra. The beans are elongated and large, which many attribute to Bourbon. But as for its vibrant colouring, this is a known recessive gene, where a protein in the cherry’s exocarp reveals itself in a pink colouring.
Along with delicious fruit notes you can expect a complimentary bouquet of floral notes too. The uniqueness of this coffee will makes it a perfect gift for any coffee lovers in your life. This coffee is a particularly tasty through filter, but whatever the brew method, we know you will enjoy this coffee – and as a New Zealand coffee roaster who pride ourselves on roasting and supplying coffee that people enjoy, we would love to know your thoughts.