Bolivia Martin Hilari Condori Organic micro-lot
This Willoughby's Serious Select coffee will be
roasted and shipped on Tuesdays 6/5 and 6/12..
We had some lovely Bolivia microlots come our way for review this season and this lot from Martin Hilari Condori stood out from a pack of good ones. Martin, formerly the president of the Proagra Cooperative Association, a local grower's co-op, now is the leading force a new association called APEASE (Asociacion de Productores Ecologicos de Altura Siete Estrellas). In the past Martin's coffees were entered in the Bolivia Cup of Excellence under the banner of the Proagra Co-op which was credited with the achievement. Today, Martin is establishing his own identity with top quality.
A past top ten national award, Martin runs his organic farm fastidiously, and his involvement with grower's associations puts him at the forefront of area farmers who achieve the best growing practices. Varietal is 100% Typica, shade grown and wet processed on the farm using virgin spring water. Drying is on raised African beds in full sun.
- Region/Community: Colonia Siete Estrellas (Seven Stars)
- County: Chijchipani
- Province: Caranavi
- Altitude: 1,700 meters above sea level, 5,600 feet
- Soil texture: Clay Loam
- Annual precipitation: 1700 mm/year
- Type of shade: Forest with Inga Edulis species
- Size of the farm :25 acres
- Area with coffee: 10 acres
- Coffee Varietal: Typica 100%
- Processing: Family processing, harvesting of ripe cherries, fully-washed process using virgin spring water. Sun dried on elevated wooden tables
The farm is located in the region of Siete Estrellas (seven stars) in the noted growing province of Caranavi. As mentioned, the coffee is USDA organic, and the farm uses organic barriers and erosion control measures.
We purchased this coffee in 15kg vacuum packaged bags so the coffee freshness is optimal. It arrived at our warehouse late February, 2012 just after arrival in the US. Quantities are limited.
Cup Characteristics: Citrus notes notably orange; floral. Green apple acidity. Sweet caramel, orange, brown sugar, grapefruit. Crisp acidity. Body is creamy and smooth. A well balanced and sophisticated, clean coffee.