||Bolivia Finca Noel Inquisivi Peaberry Washed 2015
||Varietals: Caturra, Catuai & Typica
Noel Miranda is the owner of Bolivia Finca Noel. The municipality of Inquisivi is around an 8 hour journey from La Paz, with La Paz still being the closest city and part of the La Paz Department. Inquisivi is the capital of the provincial area.
South Yungas is quite different to our normal north Yungas offerings. It is a key area of coca production in Bolivia where is is legal and widespread. So to find coffee producers in these areas is unique and not common at all. Noel and his mother has tried hard to convince people around that growing coffee is better for them and the land, and many of her neighbours have followed there lead. He owns a small lot, which is at 1,850 meters above sea level and is planted with Caturra 60%, 20% and typical Catuai 20%.
During the harvest (June - November) Noel dedicates 100% of his time to the farm as he processes his coffee himself, as well as his mother's coffee that was part of #SSSSS earlier this year.
Every weekend he visits his mother in Inquisivi to help her take care of the farm as well as his own, 1,000,000 good son points right there Noel ;) He really loves his farm and also being able to his his mother carry on doing what she loves too. Last year Noel planted avocado and critics on his farm that he sells in La Paz, hoping I can nab some on my next trip to Bolivia as if he's as good at growing fruit as he is coffee they'll be amazing!
In the cup you can expect a lovely white wine acidity with a gentle jasmine undertone that's super floral and gentle. Forget all about your normal big bold super sweet Bolivian, this is a delicate little flower of a coffee.
Region: South Yungas
Nearest City: La Paz
Farmer: Noel Miranda with his wife Mercedes and 3 daughters
Farm: Finca Noel
Altitude: 1,850 - 1,950 m.a.s.l.
Hectares total Farm: 6 hectares.
Hectares Coffee plantation: 4 hectares
Quantity Coffee plants : 15.000
Shade: Natural shade by Inga sp. (Sinquili) and others.
Coffee Varieties: Caturra, Catuai, and Typica
Rainfall Period: Nov–February
Average Temperature: 8°C ? 19°? 30°C
Soil Type: Clay and shale
If you hear the first pops of second crack it's time to stop.
"Quick Look" Guide
Floral, jasmine, white wine, delicate.
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