Bolivia Finca Las Alasitas Honey Caturra 2018


Bean name Bolivia Finca Las Alasitas Honey Caturra 2018
Country #SSSSS Limited Editions 2018
Region Caravani
Other info Varietal: Caturra


Number 6 of 12, June 2018, in the #SSSSS 2018 - Steve's Super Secret Stash Subscription. A limited availability series of roasted coffee beans.

This month it's: Bolivia Finca Las Alasitas Honey Caturra 2018

Hello again! Another month down and another delicious coffee will shortly be with you!

For June, I’ve decided to head back to Bolivia. In fact, this month’s #SSSSS is from the same family that gave you the La Llama Orange Caturra last month – the Rodriguez family. They own 12 farms in total and one which we’ve featured on our website before is Las Alasitas.

Las Alasitas was the third farm that the Rodriguez family bought and an ambitious project – 20.6 Hectares in size (and with an unusually large 16 hectares of that producing coffee), it’s about twice the size of their La Llama and La Linda Farms.

Meticulously laid out, Daniela describes the neat plantings as looking like fingerprints when seen from one of thee mountain peaks it straddles.

Earlier this year, you may have tasted the natural Caturra we had from the farm (It wasn’t around for long!) and later this year you should look out for the washed Caturra – but just you lucky lot who are #SSSSS subscribers will get the chance to complete the set with a honey processed Caturra!

Honey processing is not something traditional to Bolivia, but an innovation which the Rodriguez family decided to try, and hereI think it really works well. We sometimes talk about Honey processing as kind of being part way between a washed process and a natural process, especially in the flavours it tends to create. If you tried the other two Caturra lots from the farm, I think in this case it’s definitely true – the gloopy chocolate of the Washed lot combines with the sweetness and dried fruit of the Natural lot for a complex and deliciously well balanced cup.

In the cup I want you to think of a Fox’s Chocolate Crunch Cream – sweet chocolate mousse, with a dark chocolate edge, blending with biscuit for a very more-ish flavour. There’s a little fruit there too, making me think of raisins, then a delicate vanilla edge to the aftertaste.

Country: Bolivia
Region: Caranavi
City: Colonia Bolinda
Farm: Las Alastas
Farmer: Pedro Rodriguez
Altitude: 1,580 m.a.s.l.
Variety: Caturra
Processing system: Honey

Stephen Leighton

"Quick Look" Guide:
Fox's Chocolate Crunch Cream, chocolate mousse, raisin, vanilla

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