|Farm / Coop
||Cima del Jaguar (Jaguar's Peak)
||5,575-6,235 feet. ABOVE SEA LEVEL
Catuai (40%), Icatu (40%) Geisha (20%)
||Grown using organic practices but not certified
||86 points. AROMA/FLAVOR: Sweet & minty, herbal, milk chocolate. ACIDITY: mild citric. OTHER: Clean & transparent, re-assuring flavor,
smooth finish. Classic Bolivian profile. Best as a medium roast.
Arrived June 2021. Bagged at origin in 60-kilo GrainPro® bags.
Eulogio Luque Yana is married to Martha Escobar, and their son is named Diego. Eulogio has a passion for coffee; as he puts it, "coffee is in my blood." He works with his brother (Braulio) and sister in law (Aida), but they keep their coffees separate. They call their home, 5000+ feet above sea level, the "Cima del Jaguar", or Jaguar's Peak, after the wild Bolivian jaguars who also live there.
During Invalsa's first Bolivia origin/sourcing trip in September of 2011, we visited Cima del Jaguar, toured the farms, ate delicious ripe, red coffee cherries, and took plenty of pictures. We were treated to a camp-light dinner by the extended Luque family, as their homes do not yet have electricity. At night, some visitors claimed that they heard the roar of a jaguar, justifying the estate's name.
Our last visit was on March 2020, just before the Pandemic broke. Most of Eulogio's coffee is bought by a California roaster, under a long term purchase agreement. We keep just a few bags.