Bolivia Fair Trade-Organic
New crop has now arrived (November, 2011) and is especially nice with smooth, broad body. It is from the Montana Verde Cooperative in Caranavi.
This Bolivian coffee is grown in an area known as "humid sub-tropic forest", with elevations ranging from 4225 - 5850 feet. The average size of these organic coffee farms are from 3 to 11 acres. The local terrain is rugged and steep, the forest is lush and beautiful. One of the main forest tree species here is Mahogany. The coffee fruit is brought to Montana Verde Cooperative for fully washed processing where the coffee undergoes depulping, fermentation, drying, resting, sorting and bagging.
The coffee trees from which this fruit derives are classic, older cultivars: Typica and Bourbon. During the harvest period there are three cherry pickings: March-April, May-June, and August-September. The coffee cherries are hand picked, usually by the women in the communities, when the cherries reach full maturity.
Cup Characteristics: The coffee is slightly spicy, full to heavy bodied, mild acidity and has good balance. This is a particularly flavorful lot and we deepened our commitment after cupping our pre-arrival samples.
Quantity in Basket:none
Price per pound : $13.99