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This incredibly rare find is an absolute treat to drink and roast! Balanced with a sparkling tang, it's got silky smooth texture and notes of Darjeeling tea, honey and lemon with a floral undertone. Perfect as an iced coffee for the summer!
Arrival Date: June 15th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: On the bright side, tangy
Balance & Finish: Balanced, smooth finish
Body & Texture: Medium to full body, silky
Flavors: Darjeeling tea, honey, lemon, floral
Grade: Peaberry, grown at 1450 - 1650 masl
Processing: Fully washed, hand-picked, mechanically dried
Varietals: Catuai and Caturra
Roasting: City + (Light-medium)
Our Review: "Bolivia is South America's only landlocked coffee producing country, and is the smallest exporter of coffee on the continent. The quality of that coffee, however, is hardly lacking in diversity or beauty. Bolivia’s terrain and geography is gifted for arabica production, particularly throughout its greater Yungas region (Yungas is Aymara for "warm lands"), whose mountain ranges connect the low and humid Amazonian basin to the dry Andean altiplano above. The most productive municipality in the Yungas is by far Caranaví, where 85-90% of Bolivia's specialty coffee has continued to thrive over the decades. Coffee farms in this high and tropical climate tend to be well-managed but small, challenged by isolation and lacking in long-term industry support. Bolivian growers still often don’t have processing equipment or transportation of their own, a massive hurdle in such territory." Enter Agricafé. "Specialty groups like Agricafé deserve a lot of credit for their dedication to Bolivia's coffee potential, despite the odds. Agricafé was established in 1986 and is a family business that manages 12 of its own farms as well as smallholder coffee from across Caranaví and Samaipata. Their smallholder program, “Sol de Mañana”, began in 2013 with 10 small producers and a curriculum focused on nursery and farm management, and specialty harvesting. Organic fertilizers were made available to participants at half price and each individual coffee tree was tracked for pruning, inputs, productivity and picking. This granular attention to detail forced previously passive producers to take charge of their productivity and quality. The country’s low production, select few producer groups in the specialty game, and formidable logistical challenges, means each and every arrival is something to be cherished." - Royal Coffee
All that can be summarized as: coffee from Bolivia is rare and premium quality coffee from Bolivia is downright impossible to find. So when we saw a premium Bolivian coffee that was sorted for peaberry, you know we snagged it! This coffee is an absolute treat to roast and drink. It's subtle yet flavorful, balanced yet tangy and the flavor profile can shift more than you'd expect based on roast level which gives it tons of versatility. Lighter roasts will have sparkling lemon notes, subtle exotic spiciness reminiscent of Darjeeling tea, honey sweetness and a floral undertone. This is where we think the unique character of the coffee shines through best. However, if you prefer, you can roast it on the darker side of medium for less tangy acidity and more black tea and milk chocolate notes. All in all, a delicious and rare coffee, not to be missed!
If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.
Home Coffee Roasters
The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.
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