Salazar Ají

Salazar Ají

Regular price $25.00

Peach • Prickly Pear • Jasmine

Coffee people are an impatient lot. It is an informal yet common practice for roasters to chew coffee beans after a batch is roasted. This gives a kind of intro on how the batch turned out. This practice is no different on coffee farms but instead of roasted beans coffee producers will chew the ripe cherry picked straight off the shrub.

On Jose's farm Finca La Guaca this led to the fascinating discovery of an entirely new varietal unique to Colombia - the Bourbon Ají. While walking his farm, Jose chewed a coffee cherry that tasted wildly different than the rest. The coffee was separated and sent out to a lab for genetic testing – no footprint from the common arabica cultivars was found leading to the conclusion that this is a new “Exotic” varietal related to a wild Ethiopian strain mutated on Jose’s farm.


Christian Rotsko

Director of Green Coffee

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