||Bolivia Finca Coroico Montaño Washed 2014
||Third Section, Municipality of Caravani
||Varietal: Typica, Caturra, and Catuaí
This was a farm I visited back in 2007, completely by chance, as part of a Cup of Excellence jury. Our hotel was very near to the farm, so we arranged an impromptu visit.
I was able to cup the coffee, and I liked it very very much. But it was a time when our hands were tied on what coffees we could buy, so I had to pass. This left me sad, and I have always had the thought in the back of my mind about this place and what could have been. Fast forward to 2012; a blind cupping table and a rush of excitement when I cup a coffee, a tasty coffee, and find out it's from the same farm from all those years ago.
Owned by the Montaño family, this 10 hectares of land sits 1450 metres above sea level and is planted with Typica, Caturra, and Catuaí. It is 15 km from the town of Coroico. Corico is around 115km from La Paz and is located on the famous "Death road" on the way to Caranarvi, where we buy so much coffee. This is the first time we have been able to buy coffee from this region.
The Motaño family comprises Don Servando, his wife Alejandra and the couple´s twelve children. Through more than fifty years the Montaño family has been dedicated to coffee, and has been working this land for over thirty five years. Don Servando, with his nearly 80 years of age, has taught his children and grandchildren the craft of coffee cultivation, passing on his knowledge from generation to generation.
In the cup expect a big body - much bigger than a typical coffee from this area - with a very tactile mouthfeel, which is creamy and silky with the dominant milk chocolate, with a tiny kick of oranges.
Founded Year: 1977
Founded by: Servando Montaño
Hectares Cultivated : 10 hectares
Shade: Natural tree
Quantity Coffee Produced: 240 qq.
Altitude: 1,450 m.s.m.
Farm Coordinate: S16° 38.915´ W 67° 13.818´
Coffee Varieties: Caturra Red/ Yellow, Typical and Catuai
Harvest Period: Mai - September ( top Jun - July)
Rainfall Period: Nov– February
Average Temperature: 7°C ? 15°? 26°C
Soil Type: Clay soil
Other Crops Grown: Fruits
Average Age Of Coffee Plants: 30 years old and new plantation
This is a medium to medium dark roast so as not to kill the sweetness.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Big body, big mouthfeel, creamy, milk chocolate, oranges.
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