|Farm / Coop
||Various farmers in Caranavi region
||1400 - 1600 meters
||Includes Tipica, Caturra, Catuai, Icatu
||Organic by Control Union NL & Baystate Organic Certifiers. Fair Trade by FT USA. Invalsa Fair Trade ID: 20629.
||Cupping Score: 80-83 points. AROMA/FLAVOR: Light Chocolate, almond, vanilla. ACIDTY: creamy, lemon citric. OTHER: Clean and sweet, velvety aftertaste, multi-dimensional and legant. Classical Bolivian profile. Excellent choice for breakfast coffee and cold brew.
New Crop. Arrived August 2020. Bagged at origin in 60-kilo GrainPro® bags. We now also ship in 50-lb. boxes, in order to reduce shipping costs!
These 2019/20 harvest green (unroasted) coffee beans come from several farms in the Caranavi region of Bolivia. For the past 16 years we have been buying cupped-by-the-bag coffee at guaranteed minimum prices, based on quality, as part of a multi-year contract with several farmers, most of the time buying all of their production. This year our Fair Trade rganic (FTO) coffee comes from Associacion Montana Verde (Coop) in Villa del Carmen on the road to Kantutani, where one of our farms is located. We are very happy with our long term relationship with them and we have already seen significant improvements in the quality of their coffee and the lives of the farmers. We are proud to be the main source and inspiration for both improvements. These coffee beans are 100% Specialty Arabica (Tipica 50%, Caturra 10%, Catuai 20%, Icatu 20%), grown under organic certification and shade-grown in the higher altitudes These coffee beans were de-pulped and washed using pure Andes mountain-spring water, sun-dried on wooden table tops and hand selected by "Palliris" (Aymara Indian women food graders).
Because of their flavor and aroma (see cupping notes below) we prefer a moderately dark (#45 Agtron/SCCA) roast for these coffee beans. However, other roasters prefer it darker-roasted. Some roasters use it as a single-origin, others use it as a mandatory component of their special "secret" blend. Try all combinations and you decide!
Retail sales (out of Salisbury) are certified by Baystate Organic Certifiers. Wholesale orders (full bags,132 lbs. and more each) are certified by Control Union NL