Bolivia Irupana Washed 2015


Bean name Bolivia Irupana Washed 2015
Country Bolivia
Region Colony: Irupana
Other info Varietals: Caturra and Typica


This lot is made up of a group of producers from the Irupana region, which extends over around 200 hectares in the South Yungas province. Around 2,700 people live in Irupana and the region has a strong history of coffee farming.

Farms in Irupana are small around 5 hectares on average, and are between 1,500 and 2,000 masl. The varietals are Caturra and Typica. While this lot is not officially certified organic, producers in Irupana use little or no chemical fertilisers or pesticides.

The harvest in Irupana runs from April all the way through to September, usually peaking June and July. The cherries are picked by hand, fully washed and either dried in the sun on raised african beds, or in small dryers. Almost all of the work on these small farms is carried out by family members.

In the cup expect lovely citrus of fresh limes and red apple sweetness with a big long aftertaste and mouthfeel.

Country: Bolivia
Colony: Irupana
Varietals: Caturra and Typica
Altitude: 1,500 – 2,000 m.a.s.l.
Cherries from Irupana growers
Processing method: washed
Washing: mechanical
Fermentation: dry, aerobic fermentation after pulping
Drying: African beds
Drying time: 8 days

Roasting Information
Be slow and gentle with the approach to second crack but stop before.

"Quick Look" Guide
Fresh lime, red apple, mouthfeel, long aftertaste.

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Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 8/8
Flavour 6/8
Aftertaste 8/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 91

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