Bolivia Carolina Villalobos micro-lot
Cup Characteristics: Aroma of brown and turbinado sugar. Flavors: cashew, clover honey, peach and stone fruits.. Milk chocolate mouthfeel and pleasant grainy texture of pear. Very clean and balanced. Complex and bright with a long finish.
$18.99 per pound
Arrived early July, new crop in Grainpro.
This offering from Bolivia is a little unusual, in that it is a microlot from a single farm. The majority of coffee we purchase from Bolivia comes from cooperatives, where farmers combine their coffee with other producers from the region. This lot is from the wife-and-husband team of Carolina Villalobos and Rolando Cucho. They are members of the Seven Stars (Siete Estrellas) Cooperative in Caranavi, which has supplied us with coffee in the past. Carolina comes from a coffee producing family, and bought her current farm in 2010 at the age of 23.
The farm run by Carolina and her husband has evolved and grown over the years - they now dry coffee on raised beds for better air circulation and a more controlled drying environment, instead of on "cachis" (floor mats). While pulping had previously been done by hand, they now have a mechanical depulper. Their total output for the year was 15 bags of coffee, and we were able to secure several bags after choosing this coffee during a sample cupping section.
- Region: Caranavi
- Co-op: Colonia Siete Estrellas
- Altitude: 1500 Meters above sea level
- Coffee Variety: Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Icatu
- Processing: Fully Washed