||Bolivia Finca Illimani Anastacio Cadena 2012-2013
||Varietal: Criolla, Caturra
This is a new coffee for us, kind of. Last year we had illimani mixed with Bolinda that was delicious.
But felix from Bolinda didn't send any coffee to the mill this year which gave us the opportunity to try Ilimani from Anastacio all on its own which I am sure you will love
Anastacio Cadena, who is 48, bought his farm in 1993, but has worked on his neighbour's farms since he was 16 years old. The farm is located in the Colony Illimani near the town of Caranvi. Anastacio has 2 hectares of coffee with approximately 6,000 coffee plants of Criolla and Caturra varietals, which are 1350 to 1800 masl. Completely in accessible from the road, Anastacio has to move by hand the crop around a quarter of a mile until he can use trucks to move the coffee. All off this effort though it worth it when you taste it.
On the visit this year he also took us to see a new part of land he has bought and will be producing in the next couple of years which is very exciting (for him and for us).
Most important is the flavour. In the cup, think pineapple cubes and pear drops, with a clean bright tangy acidity and a milk chocolate finish, but the complexity of this is what makes it great.
Farm: Finca Illimani
Farmer: Anastacio Cadena
Coffee growing area: 2.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1350-1800 masl
Variety: Criolla, Caturra
Type of Soil: Clay
Type of Shade: citrus
Weeding: Twice per year Pruning: Sanitary pruning
Processing System: On-site wet processing, solar drying.
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:
Pineapple cubes, pear drops, tangy, milk chocolate.
Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes
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