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Colombian Bourbon, Alexander Vargas – Variety Select Program – Archived

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Colombia
Los Olivos, Palestina, Huila
La Piragua/Alexander Vargas
Bourbon
1820 masl
Washed
Intense grapefruit with cane sugar flavor and an herbal aftertaste; clean with big tart acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.
Medium/Dark (Full City Roast) to Dark (French Roast)

Taste: Alexander Vargus has developed a bean with a taste that is large: full bodied mouthfeel, bracing and rich acidity, and an elegant herbal aftertaste.  It embodies the best of the Colombians, just bigger!

Roast: Medium/Dark (Full City) highlights everything about this bean, but it shines as bright dark roasted (French) and even takes a very dark (Italian) roast well for those who love a hearty cup without bitterness.

About: Finca La Piragua is a 5-hectare farm with 4 hectares planted with Bourbon coffee. The owner, Alexander Vargas, started out in coffee on his family’s farm, as many growers do. He started on a piece of land his parents lent him, and he grew 1,000 Caturra trees. Five years later he was able to buy his own property, and because Caturra was struggling with coffee-leaf rust, he switched his main production to Bourbon.

This coffee is picked when the cherries are bright red and depulped the following day, after being placed in a hopper or tank overnight. After depulping, it is fermented for 16 hours, then washed three times. Alexander uses both parabolic and mechanical driers, and the drying process usually takes 10–15 days.

 


 

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Bolivia – FTO La Paz – Cooperativa San Juan – Projecto Yungas La Paz – Red Catuai & Typica – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $8.49 / 5 Lbs ($8.39/lb) $41.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $207.25

Brazil – Peaberry – Natural – Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.49 / 1 Lb $6.59 / 5 Lbs ($6.49/lb) $32.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.39/lb) $159.75

Brazil Serra Negra – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP AGAIN!


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.29 / 1 Lb $6.79 / 5 Lbs ($6.69/lb) $33.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.59/lb) $164.75

Brazil Serra Negra – MWP Decaf – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $8.49 / 5 Lbs ($8.39/lb) $41.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $207.25

Breakfast Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 lb $8.99 / 5 lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Burundi – Rimiro – Ngozi – Natural – Microlot – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.39 / 1 Lb $8.19 / 5 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $40.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.99/lb) $199.75

Campfire Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 lb $8.99 / 5 lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Colombia Excelso – Gran Galope – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.79 / 1 Lb $7.49 / 5 Lbs ($7.39/lb) $36.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.29/lb) $182.25

Congo – SOPACDI – Women’s Coffee Project Micro-Station – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4lb) $4.99 / 1lb $9.59 / 5lbs ($9.49/lb) $47.45 / 25lbs ($9.39/lb) $234.75

Costa Rica – DECAF – HG MC – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Costa Rica – DECAF SWP – El Indio – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Costa Rica – Finca El Lilo – Gesha – RFA – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $9.99 / 1 Lb $17.99 / 5 Lbs ($17.89/lb) $89.45

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca El Guachipelin – Perla Negra – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $7.99 / 1 Lb $15.49 / 5 Lbs ($15.39/lb) $76.95 / 25 Lbs ($15.29/lb) $382.25

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Las Lajas – Caturra & Catuai – Yellow Diamond – Honey – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.49 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs ($9.89/lb) $49.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.79/lb) $244.75

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Pinitos – Villa Sarchi – Black Diamond – Natural – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.49 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs ($9.89/lb) $49.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.79/lb) $244.75

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Rodonda – SL28 – Black Diamond – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $8.99 / 1 Lb $19.79 / 5 Lbs ($19.69/lb) $98.45

Costa Rica Cafe Vida – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP AGAIN!


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.39 / 1 Lb $8.09 / 5 Lbs ($7.99/lb) $39.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $197.25

Costa Rica Finca Verafe – Coopelibertad – Natural – Green Unroasted – LIMITED QUANTITY


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.09 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Decaf Bundle – Green Unroasted – 5% off regular price


3 Lbs (Reg. $34.96) $33.21

El Salvador – Santa Ana – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.99 / 1 Lb $6.79 / 5 Lbs ($6.69lb) $33.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.59/lb) $164.75

Espresso – Dark Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.45 / 1 lb $8.99 / 5 lbs (8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 lbs (8.79/lb) $219.75

Espresso – Light Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Espresso – Medium Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs (7.79/lb) $194.75

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Halo Beriti – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.49 / 1 Lb $11.99 / 5 Lbs ($11.89/lb) $59.45 / 25 Lbs ($11.79/lb) $297.25

Guatemala Huehuetenango – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Fair Trade Organic – CODECH – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.49 / 1 Lb $9.69 / 5 Lbs (9.59/lb) $47.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.49/lb) $237.25

Guatemala Huehuetenango – Waykan – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.29 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Harvest Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.00 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Hawaiian Kona Prime – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $19.99 / 1 Lb $47.99 / 5 Lbs ($47.89/lb) $239.45

Honduras – Copan – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $7.39 / 5 Lbs ($7.29/lb) $36.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.19/lb) $179.75

India Plantation A – Aruka Valley – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.79 / 5 Lbs ($8.69/lb) $43.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.59/lb) Reg. $215.75

International Exotic Bundle – Green Unroasted – 5% off regular price


5 Lbs (Reg. $50.85) $48.31

Jamaica Blue Mountain – Fair Trade – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $19.99 / 1 Lb $47.99 / 5 Lbs ($47.89/lb) $239.45

Kenya AA – Kitchwa Tembo – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1Lb $10.09 / 5 Lbs ($9.99/lb) $49.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.89/lb) $247.25

Kona Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.99 / 1 Lb $13.29 / 5 Lbs ($13.19/lb) $65.95 / 25 Lbs ($13.09/lb) $327.25

La Minita Tarrazu de Costa Rica – RFA – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $10.49 / 5 Lbs ($10.39/lb) $51.95 / 25 Lbs ($10.29/lb) ) $257.25

Mexican – La Laja – Yellow Honey – Green Unroasted – February Blowout Special


1 Lb (Limit 10 Lbs please) $5.99 / 5 Lbs (Limit 10 Lbs please) $29.95

Mexican Chiapas – CABONOCH – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Mexican Chiapas – Triunfo Verde Cooperative – El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.39 / 5 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $41.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $204.75

Mocha Java Blend – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs ($12.89/lb) $64.45 / 25 Lbs ($12.79/lb) $319.75

Nicaragua – Aldea Global – Tierra Madre – Women Coffee Producer Program – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Nicaragua Segovia – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.09 / 1 Lb $7.39 / 5 Lbs ($7.29/lb) $36.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.19/lb) $179.75

Organic Bundle – Green Unroasted – 5% off regular price


5 Lbs (Reg. $38.35) $36.43

Papua New Guinea – Keto Tapasi – Chuave – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.59 / 1 Lb $8.79 / 5 lbs ($8.69/lb) $43.45 / 25 lbs ($8.59/lb) $214.75

Peru – Cajamarca – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Peru – Lima Coffee – Fair Trade Organic – Women Coffee Producer Program – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Rwanda – Abadatezuka COOP – Cyato – Gwiza – Women Coffee Producer Program – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.79 / 1 Lb $9.79 / 5 Lbs ($9.69/lb) $48.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.59/lb) $239.75

Sumatra – DECAF – MC – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.79 / 1 Lb $10.39 / 5 Lbs ($10.29/lb) $51.45 / 25 Lbs ($10.19/lb) $254.75

Sumatra – SWP DECAF – KSU Arinagata – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.49 / 1 Lb $9.49 / 5 Lbs ($9.39/lb) $46.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.29/lb) $232.25

Sumatra Aceh – Fair Trade Organic – GARMINDO – Peteri Bensu – Gayo – Women Coffee Producer Program – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $10.89 / 5 Lbs ($10.79/lb) $53.95 / 25 Lbs ($10.69/lb) $267.25

Sumatra Aceh – Harimau Tiger – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs ($9.89/lb) $49.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.79/lb) $244.75

Tanzania Peaberry – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.19 / 1 Lb $7.59 / 5 Lbs ($7.49/lb) $37.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.39/lb) $184.75

Vietnam Dung K’No – Duc Trong Mill – Lam Dong – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.69 / 1 Lb $8.69 / 5 Lbs ($8.59/lb) $42.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.49/lb) $212.25

Women Owned Bundle – Green Unroasted – 5% off regular price


5 lbs (Reg. $44.75) $42.51

Yemen Haraaz Deluxe – Sharqi Haraaz – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $6.39 / 1 Lb $16.29 / 5 Lbs ($16.19/lb) $80.95

Comments

  1. Michael Adams says:

    Were you successful in locating a “lost” quantity of the ACES James Fernandez coffee we spoke about briefly? Also — how would you characterize the Alexander Vargas you’re offering by comparison. (I know the cupscore is 10 for Fernandez.)

    • U-Roast-Em Admin says:

      The rest of the ACES is gone, but we really like this Colombian Bourbon or the Elkin Guzman Colombian is very good also. The Bourbon is wonderful at a medium roast! I will send you an e-mail.

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