|Farm / Coop
||Colonia San Igancio
Catuai (45%), Caturra (45%), Typica (10%)
||Grown using organic practices but not certified
||Original SCORE: 86.5 points. AROMA/FLAVOR: Herbal & fruity, vanilla, apricot, lemongrass, brown sugar. ACIDITY: effervescent, brilliant citric. OTHER: Transparent, flavorful, creamy aftertaste. Drink it hot. Great choice for espresso. Stillcups very nice.
Bagged at origin in 60-kilo GrainPro® bags. Now also available in 50 lb. bags to save on shipping costs.
Unfortunately, unless you buy 4+ FULL (132 lbs.) bags from CA warehouse, 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
Pablo is married to Nieves Olori, they have four children, Cesar, Rudy, Cristian and Lisa. On the wall of their home hangs a giant check from when he and two neighbors won 19th place in the 2007 Bolivia Cup of Excellence competition. When asked why he enjoys producing coffee, Pablo's mischievous smile becomes serious, and he says that it is the only thing in San Ignacio that can sustain the well-being of himself and his family.
After his success in the Cup of Excellence, he gained an interest in cupping so that he can produce even better coffee. Coffee is a family affair for Pablo: he is proud that when not in school, his children truly enjoy helping him harvest. The older boys love the adventure of climbing trees to pick coffee cherries, while the younger two laugh, yell, and play as they watch from below.
We have been been buying Pablo's coffee since 2008, as part of multi-year contracts based on coffee quality, as measured by a cupping score. The higher the quality the higher the price we pay him and his family.
During our semi-annual visits to San Ignacio, we are also received with a Fiesta and there is lots of dancing and celebrating. We are proud of our work with Pablo. The the third picture (with is grownup son) is what Nelson calls the house that coffee built, compare it to the first picture when Pablo and his young family appears in 2009!