Bolivia San Jose Constancio Aruqipa 2013


Bean name Bolivia San Jose Constancio Aruqipa 2013
Country Bolivia
Region Colony of San Jose
Other info Varietal: Caturra


The farm we are looking at here is located to the north of the town winding up a steep valley road. The Colony of San Jose is very small inhabited by only 12 families. One of the families is that of Constancio Aruqipa with his wife (Ilda Mamani de Aruquipa) and their 5 children who grow this coffee.

The altitude is around 1500 metres which is fairly low for Bolivia, but I think a lot of the reason for this diverse cup. Caranarvi continues to show that it has a wide range of micro climates and as diverse a cup as a whole country or even continent.

Constancio only purchased this virgin plot of land in 2008 along with a small plantation of 20 year old Caturra. The new land involved planting 21,000 thousand plants, and last year was the first real full production from these new plants.

Although this a a new farm Constancio has worked on other farms as a manager, he has always wanted wanted to own his own land and work closely with his family.

In the cup this is a super interesting, wild citrus notes, with a fizzy fresh lemonade hint mixed with those old refresher sweets that tingled on the tongue. Not for the feint hearted, or those that don't love bright coffees.

Roasting Information:
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:
Citrus fruits, fresh fizzy lemonade, Refresher sweets, fizzy.

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Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 8/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 93

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