BOLIVIA CARRASCO LA RESERVA
Elevation: 1200-1700 masl
Variety: Caturra, Mundo Novo, Typica
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, black cherry, red grape
This is our first ever coffee from Bolivia! This lot is made up of coffees from about 60 small-holding farmers, each working on ~3 hectares. These farmers make up the CORACA cooperative, which was established in 1990 in Carrasco La Reserva, about 20km from the town of Caranavi.
Bolivia produces a tiny amount of coffee compared to the other powerhouse producers in South America like Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. In the 1990’s and 2000’s, foreign aid flooded Bolivia to build coffee washing stations and training programs on harvesting, drying, selecting beans, fermentation, and maintaining quality. These programs have created a fairly well resourced coffee producing community and this washing station produces 6-8 containers of Fair Trade Organic coffees yearly. This year's lot is certain to be a crowd pleaser with a mellow acidity and sweet chocolate cherry vibe throughout.