||Bolivia Finca Illimani Anastacio Cadena 2015
Last year Felix from Bolinda didn't send any of his coffee to the mill, this gave us the opportunity to try Ilimani from Anastacio all on its own for the first time and it was delicious! Really happy to welcome it back for a second year.
Anastacio Cadena is 49 and bought his farm in 1993, but had worked on his neighbour's farms since he was 16 years old. His 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 between 1,350 and 1,800 metres above sea level. The farm is completely inaccessible from the road so Anastacio has to move the crop around a quarter of a mile by hand, until he can use trucks to move the coffee. All of this effort is truly worth it when you taste the coffee.
On my visit last year he also took me to see a new part of land he has bought and will be producing on in the next couple of years, which is very exciting (both for him and for me!)
Most important is the flavour. In the cup think pineapple cubes and pear drops, it's sweet with a clean bright green apple acidity that finishes with milk chocolate. What makes this cup really great and interesting is its complexity.
Region: North Yungas
Farm: Finca Illimani
Farmer: Anastacio Cadena
Altitude: 1,350 - 1,800 m.a.s.l.
Varietals: Criolla, Caturra
Coffee growing area: 2.00 Hectares
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, sweet, green apple, milk chocolate.
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