Bolivia La Linda Washed Longberry 2016

Summary

Bean name Bolivia La Linda Washed Longberry 2016
Country Bolivia
Region Los Yungas
Other info Varietal: Longberry

Description

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 north of the department of La Paz city. It's 150 kilometres from the capital, 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 is the first to bear fruit. La Linda is known as The Seed Garden for the other farms in the Buena Vista project. Alongside this Longberry lot, the farm is producing Catuai and Typica lots; it's also producing Java, SL28 and Bourbon, which are all new plantings in Bolivia. All the coffee has been picked by a group of seven specifically-trained female workers.

The newer varieties will only become available next year, but we are incredibly proud to support this project and the producers in Caranavi.

In the cup this is a sweet and floral affair, lots of honeysuckle. It's very tea-like but more of an oolong tea than a black tea, with a fruit sweetness and delicate peachy finish.

Country: Bolivia
Region: Los Yungas
Farm: La Linda
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,450 m.a.s.l.
Processing Method: Mechanically Washed
Varietal: Longberry

Roasting Information
Medium Dark, first pops of second

"Quick Look" Guide
Sweet, floral, honeysuckle, oolong tea, fruit sweetness, peach.

Good filter?
Yes

Good espresso?
Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 88

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