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PINK BOURBON: Colombia Dario Rodriguez


This is Huck's second year carrying Dario Rodriguez's Pink Bourbon coffee, and we are beyond floored to have his coffee in the line-up. The pink bourbon variety, named for the hue of its ripe cherries, is known for its deep sweetness and bright acidity.  Dario’s Pink Bourbon is one of the best we’ve tasted, and we’re stoked for year two of this juicy summer release. 

In a world where mono-cropping has taken over much of the Colombian mountainsides, Dario aims to create an old-world farm with organic and sustainable practices. While his main source of income is his coffee, Dario has only planted 11 of his 16 hectares with coffee trees. Why, you ask? Because Dario knows that the key to long-term success is biodiversity. Mono-cropping (planting only one type of crop in an area) can easily destroy a delicate ecosystem, cause major erosion and kill the nutrient rich soil.

From macro to micro, Dario has his operation molded into a symbiotic ecosystem. The ash from his stove and the scraps from his kitchen go into his compost. His chickens eat the fallen, overripe cherries off of the ground to control the insects, and they, in turn, fertilize the soil. The shade crops he planted exist to draw the right kind of wildlife, enticing the indigenous species back to the land, creating the bustling environment needed for truly phenomenal coffee. Not much happens by accident on Dario's farm, and that intention is something that we can all taste in the cup.

We‘re pink lemonade, rainier cherry and honeysuckle in this banger that won’t be here for long. It's sweet and juicy--a perfect summer treat.

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