||Bolivia Finca Canton Uyunense Organic UK6 Certified 2012
||Varietal: Catuai & Typica
Owned by Teodocio Mamani a surname and a family that has done great things with coffee. This is a super small lot coming from just 6000 plants in 2 hectares of coffee and a world exclusive for us . It's a mixture of Catuai and Typica varietals both red and yellow. Teodocio also has one hectre of land that is natural forest reserve and where he has a house where he lives with his wife and 2 children.
Talking to the exporter about this and he was explaining that he uses a method called Ayne. With this method the most mature fruits are harvested each day, demanding the labour of 8-10 people (who are all family members in this case) to selectively pick, and selectively pick correctly. But because of this he gets more coffee he can sell as specialty and the cup profile improves. It's a washed coffee, but using one of the mechanical scrubbers to remove the mucilage just like many other Bolivian coffees.
Once he picks he takes the ripe cherries from that day and drives them by car to the big mill in Caranavi every evening.
In the cup expect ripe honeydew melon in the flavour, acidity and in the sweetness. Super clean that finishes as brightly as it began where the sweetness develops into chocolate and the acidity of white grapes.
Coffee: Bolivia Finca Canton Uyunense
Varietal(s): Catuai and Typica
Processing: Washed (but mechanically scrubed)
Altitude: 1250 - 1650 metres above sea level
Owner: Teodocio Mamani
Region: North Yungas
Rainfall Period: Nov–February
Average Temperature: 8°C ? 19°? 30°C
Soil Type: Clay and shaley
Other Crops Grown: Citrus fruits (orange, tangerine) advocate
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:
Honeydew melon, clean, chocolate, white grape.
Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes
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