||San Ignacio -Caranavi
|Farm / Coop
||Finca EL EDÉN
||5,000 feet Above Sea level
||On raised beds by full sun.
||Grown using Organic practices, but not certified
||Catuai rojo 85% Pacamara 10% Criollo 8%
||SCORE: 86.5 points. AROMA/FLAVOR: Herbal fragrance, Brown Sugar. Almond. Clean & Sweet. ACIDITY: Medium citric (tangerine, Meyer lemon). OTHER: Short aftertaste, full flavor. Clean, balanced coffee. Classical Bolivian sweet, flowery profile
Bagged at origin in 60-kilo GrainPro® bags. Now also shipping in 50-lb. boxes to save on shipping.
Unfortunately, unless you buy 4+ FULL (132 lbs.) bags from our warehouse in CA, we are forced to pass a warehouse fee of $49 per bag. It is cheaper to ship 4+ ( without a warehouse fee) bags via truck (LTL), anywhere. This does not apply to smaller orders.
Alberto is not only an accomplished coffee farmer, but is also an elderly leader the community of the San Ignacio.
We got to know Don Alberto through our special relationship with the San Ignacio community. We are committed to purchasing the best coffees from San Ignacio, and pay a premium based on quality. The higher the cupping score, the higher our cash price. We have multi-year contracts with their producers. We visit them at least three times times a year. Our last visit was in April of 2023.
Don Alberto tells us that his parents were coffee growers. When he was 12 years old, he tried different agricultural products and discovered that Specialty coffee was the "most rentable" (most benefit), specially when exported. He worked with Coop Antofagasta for four years where he learned about Specialty coffee processing, before striking on his own. His farm has 9 hectares, of which 2.5 are planted with coffee. His yearly capacity of exportable coffee is 20 to 25 bags.
Don Alberto is the " go to" and elderly leader of San Ignacio, to whom all the younger farmers look up to. Couple of years ago he started growing the Pacamara variety with great success. His Pacamaras sell out before the harvest, but he says a lot more is coming in 2023!