BOURBON: An Heirloom Botanical Variety of Coffea Arabica

BOURBON: An Heirloom Botanical Variety of Coffea Arabica

Coffee lovers, today we're excited to introduce you to Bourbon, an heirloom botanical variety of Coffea arabica that is prized for its quality. Bourbon was discovered on the island of Bourbon, now known as Réunion, and has a long and storied history in the coffee world.

One of the things that makes Bourbon special is its relatively low yield. While other varieties of Coffea arabica can produce high quantities of coffee cherries, Bourbon plants tend to be more sparing in their output. This means that coffee made from Bourbon beans is often more expensive, as it requires more plants to produce the same amount of coffee.

Despite the lower yield, Bourbon is highly sought after for its exceptional flavor and aroma. Its beans are known for their sweet and fruity notes, with hints of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. When roasted and brewed properly, Bourbon coffee has a smooth, balanced taste that is hard to beat.

If you're a fan of specialty coffee, it's worth seeking out Bourbon beans for your next cup. While they may be harder to come by and a bit pricier than other types of Coffea arabica, the extra effort is more than worth it for the unique and delicious flavors that Bourbon has to offer.

At Black Turtle Coffee, we are always on the lookout for the best beans from around the world, and Bourbon is definitely one that we keep an eye out for. Keep an eye on our offerings and you may just find this special variety of Coffea arabica available for purchase. In the meantime, we hope you'll take the time to try some Bourbon coffee and discover the magic of this heirloom botanical variety for yourself.
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