||Bolivia La Linda Washed Longberry 2018
Coffee production in Bolivia was traditionally concentrated in the region of Los Yungas, where lush sub-tropical vegetation and environmental conditions helped to produce the amazing-quality Bolivian coffee that we all know and love.
Caranavi is located north of the department of La Paz city. It's 150 kilometres from the capital, and it is the centre of Bolivian coffee production. Its fertile soils and altitude give Bolivia the potential to produce brilliant and unique coffees.
Due to the many complications and challenges within the Bolivian coffee industry, many of the smaller farms we have worked with in the past are no longer producing coffee. Whilst this has created some challenges for us, it has had a much more significant impact on our exporting partners AgriCafe, who have been working with these growers for many years. As a result, they have decided to begin farming themselves, in an effort to demonstrate what can be achieved with the application of more modern techniques and a scientific farming approach.
Agricafe now manage seven farms, of which La Linda was the first to bear fruit. La Linda is known as The Seed Garden for the other farms in the Buena Vista project. Alongside this Longberry lot, the farm is producing Catuai and Typica lots; it's also producing Java, SL28 and Bourbon, which are all new plantings in Bolivia. All the coffee has been picked by a group of seven specifically-trained female workers.
In the cup expect plenty of sweetness right off the bat, maybe you meant to put some sugar in your morning cuppa but were tired and accidentally put it in your fruit juice! Following this there's a delicate and floral turn towards jasmine with hints of lemon zest, and a long yet sweet finish.
Farm: La Linda
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,450 m.a.s.l.
Processing Method: Washed
Medium - take it through first then slow it on down partner, then drop! Don't let this reach second crack.
"Quick Look" Guide
Sweet, fruit juice, floral, jasmine, lemon zest.
Note: Cupping Scores for Acidity & Aftertaste are actually 6.5 each, not as above (software limitation, allows whole numbers only)
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