||Bolivia La Linda Natural Caturra 2017
Coffee production in Bolivia was traditionally concentrated in the region of Los Yungas, where lush sub-tropical vegetation and environmental conditions helped to produce the amazing-quality Bolivian coffee that we all know and love.
Caranavi is located 150 miles to the north of the Bolivian capital La Paz, and it is the centre of Bolivian coffee production. Its fertile soils and altitude give Bolivia the potential to produce brilliant and unique coffees.
Due to the many complications and challenges within the Bolivian coffee industry, many of the smaller farms we have worked with in the past are no longer producing coffee. Whilst this has created some challenges for us, it has had a much more significant impact on our exporting partners AgriCafe, who have been working with these growers for many years. As a result, they have decided to begin farming themselves, in an effort to demonstrate what can be achieved with the application of more modern techniques and a scientific farming approach.
Agricafe now manage seven farms, of which La Linda was the first to bear fruit. La Linda is known as The Seed Garden for the other farms in the Buena Vista project. Alongside this Caturra lot, the farm also produces Caturra, Catuai and Typica lots, with SL28 and Bourbon also growing but not yet producing for harvest. All the coffee has been picked by a group of seven specifically-trained female workers.
The newer varietals will only become available over the coming years, but we are incredibly proud to support this project and the producers in Caranavi.
In the cup this is a liquid rhubarb and custard sweet, with a bit of dark rum thrown in for fun! A really creamy and boozy coffee.
Farm: La Linda
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,450 m.a.s.l.
Farm size: 10.53 hectares
Coffee production area: 3.92 hectares
Processing Method: Natural
Drying method: African beds
GPS: 15º47'49.97"S, 67º32'39.72"O
Medium Dark, drop just at the start of second crack.
"Quick Look" Guide
Rhubarb and custard sweets, dark rum, creamy, boozy.
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