||Bolivia Finca Canton Uyunense Teodocio Mamani 2012-2013
||Varietal: Catuai and Typica
The farm is owned by Teodocio Mamani; a surname and a family who have done great things with coffee. Great to see this back for its second year, and even better we have learnt more about this farm.
Canton Uyunense is a municiplaity of caranrvi and lots of farms can be called this. This lot is all from Teodocio and exclusively for us. On a vist in 2012 I got to meet Teodocio who is an amazing guy. We got talking about the photo we had of him last year in a chelsea shirt, and got talking football. He had that shirt as he played for a local team that played in blue, but we convinced him that he really needed a short of a real team so sent him a Sunderland shirt. Who needs to follow the champion leauge holders hey.
This is a super small lot coming from just 6000 plants in 2 hectares of coffee. 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 in which he has a house where he lives with his wife and 2 children. He is also planting a new area which we should see come live in the next couple of years.
I was 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 pick correctly. But because of this he gets more coffee he can sell as specialty and the cup profile improves. Teodocio was just as passionate about improving the cup[ quality as he was about his football.
It's a washed coffee using a mechanical scrubber to remove the mucilage, just like many other Bolivian coffees.
Once he picks the coffee he takes the ripe cherries from that day and drives them by car, every evening, to the big mill in Caranavi. Where we got to see some of this lot being processed during the visit.
In the cup expect honeydew melon in the flavour, acidity, and the sweetness. Super clean, it finishes as brightly as it began when the sweetness develops into chocolate and the acidity into 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 shale
Other Crops Grown: Citrus fruits (orange, tangerine) advocate
Certified Organic Grower
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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