||Bolivia Finca Bolinda 2011
||Variety: Typical, Caturra and Catuai
This is a very special coffee and another of our direct trade offerings. I fell in love with this coffee when I visited Bolivia in 2010 but was told there was none available. I got quite annoyed at been shown such amazing coffees that were not available. It's like taking a child to the sweet shop but telling them they cannot have their favourites.
So after an email conversation in January and some very big favours called in from friends who had not moved all their coffee at that time meant we were able to get this tiny 12 bag lot for you.
Located near the town of Caranvi, this farm has an altitude of 1400-1600 masl and is owned by Felix Copa Calle. It is shared with his wife and three children who all help on the farm. Coffee is their sole income and is of vital importance to the family. Felix bought the farm 10 years ago and has been cultivating and planting coffee ever since.
In the cup expect a mug of drinking chocolate, sweet and easily drinkable, with a glooply, super thick, lovely mouthfeel. But if you want to delve deeper into it, then you find a super complex underbelly with an acidity that changes and moves. One of the best coffees of the year for me, a real highlight and a MUST try.
Farm: Finca Bolinda
Farmer: Felix Copa Calle
Region Country: Bolivia
Coffee growing area: 8.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1400-1600 masl
Variety: Typical, Caturra and Catuai
Type of Soil: Clay
Type of Shade: citrus
Weeding: Twice per year Pruning: Sanitary pruning
Processing System: On-site wet processing, solar drying.
Medium dark roast on this one.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Drinking chocolate, HUGE mouthfeel, thick and gloupy, complex but easy to drink.
Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes
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