Our Bolivian coffee beans come directly from the producers in the Yungas region of Bolivia, through our importers, Invalsa. Invalsa has a long~term relationship with it’s Bolivian farmers, paying for the cooperative’s annual organic certification, providing technical assistance, as well as community support including scholarship funds.
This coffee is shade-grown in the higher altitudes of the Carrasco La Reserva County, Caranavi Province. It was de-pulped and washed using pure Andes mountain spring water, sun-dried on wooden table tops, and hand sorted by “palliris”, Aymara women food graders.
Region: Caranavi Farm / Coop
Altitude: 5,575 ft.
Varietals: Tipica, Caturra, Catuai
Processing: Wet washed
Cupping Notes for Bolivia Organic AA Caranavi:
Cupping Score: 82
Aromatics of molasses, brown sugar aromas with milk chocolate body. Acidity is a combination of green apple and citrus with significant crispness complementing the smooth body. Background spice notes. Long, textured finish.
Photo: Courtesy of Invalsa Coffee (http://invalsacoffee.com/)