||Bolivia Finca Bolinda Dona Magdelena Choque Caturra Washed Peaberry 2014
||Varietal: Caturra Peaberry
Another of our delicious coffees from Bolivia and the town of Caranarvi. The farm is located in the North west of Caranavi between loayza and San Jose and very part to the colony called Bolinda, and like all of the farms in these areas has no name, so we have decided to name it after the lady who maintains and looks after the farm. Her name is Dona Magdelena Choque.
The farm is located at 1420 meters above sea level and is planted with the Caturra Varietal. 1420 masl is fairly low for Bolivia, but I think is a lot of the reason behind this diverse cup. Caranarvi continues to show that it has a wide range of micro climates and delivers as diverse a cup as a whole country or even continent.
In the cup is where I fell in love with this coffee, it's just so juicy with hints of blackcurrant and blueberry, not unlike the normal caturra lot, but its just a little bit more, the intensity of the acidity is more. The power makes it less floral more fruity. but where it really differs is in its sweetness, with chocolate and caramel tones making it a much more balanced coffee.
Farm: Finca Dona Magdelena Choque
Region: North Yungas
Altitude: 1,420 masl
Hectares total farm: 7 hectares.
Hectares coffee plantation: 5 hectares
Quantity coffee plants: 20,000
Coffee varieties: Caturra Peaberry
Rainfall period: Nov–February
Soil type: Clay and shaleyal
Fermentation: Fully Washed
Fermentation time: 15 Hours
Drying: Mechanical drier
Drying time: 36 hours
If you hear the first pops of second crack it's time to stop. This is a medium to medium dark roast so as not to kill the sweetness.
"Quick Look" Guide
Blackcurrant, blueberry, floral, jasmine, coffee blossom, caramel, chocolate.
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