|Farm / Coop
||Various farmers in Caranavi region
||1400 - 1600 meters
||Includes Tipica, Caturra, Catuai, Icatu
||Organic by Ceres, GmbH & Baystate Organic Certifiers. Fair Trade by FT USA. Invalsa Fair Trade ID: 20629.
||Cupping Score: 80-82 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 June 2019. Bagged at origin in 60-kilo GrainPro® bags.
These 2018/19 harvest green (un-roasted) coffee beans come from several farms in the Caranavi region of Bolivia. For the past 15 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 most of our coffee comes from the ASOCAFE Cooperative in Taipiplaya . 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 of many communities such as Calama, Taipiplaya, Montana Verde, Illimani, Chojñapampa, San Juan, Fortin & Alto Sajama in the Caranavi Province. 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 (66 lbs. and more) are certified by Ceres, GmbH.