||Bolivia Taypiplaya Jatun Kollo Mountain 2013
||Third Section, Municipality of Caravani
||Coffee Varietals: Red & Yellow Caturra, Catuai, and Typica
Here we have another Bolivian coffee, but one with a difference: it has a confused personality. It says it's from Bolivia but it has many of the great notes from a washed African. This makes it very interesting.
So the name, Taypiplaya, is the name of the town or 'colony', which was formed in 1962 and corresponds to the third section of the Municipality of Caranavi. The region has grown coffee since 1975, when coffee growing was promoted by the government and assistance was offered. The colony's location is around 14 miles from Caranavi and it has a population of 750 people, of whom 150 are coffee producers, each owning around 2-3 hectares. The Jantun Mountain is where the majority of this lot came from, and is part of the colony.
The varietals of the coffee are very typical for Bolivia; Caturra, Catuai, and Typica. The altitude ranges from 1200 meters above sea level to 1600 meters above sea level, which is quite low for Bolivia. Interestingly, the only other Bolivian we bought that was close to this was the Copacabana, which shares many characteristics and flavours with this coffee.
In the cup expect juicy dark plum acidity, with a super clean start and finish. Its lightness, fruitiness, and transparency deny its origin. With hints of lime and pineapple, it's brewed coffee heaven.
Location: 14 km from Caranavi
Near to: Colony Coaine
Population: 750 people
Coffee Varieties: Caturra Red/ Yellow, Typical and Catuai
Farmers: 150 coffee producers
Hectares Cultivated: Each producer has approx 2-3 hec.
Quantity Coffee Produced: 240 qq.
Altitude: 1,200—1,600 m.s.m.
Farm Coordinate: S16° 38.915 ? W 67° 13.818
Harvest Period: May - September ( top Jun - July)
Rainfall Period: Nov - February
Average Temperature: 10°C ? 24°? 35°C
Soil Type: Clay soil
Other Crops Grown: Fruits, mango, citrus, bananas
Average Age Of Coffee Plants: 30 years old and new plantations
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:
Dark plums, clean, limes, pineapple.
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