Bolivia Organic Caranavi Uchumachi

The cup has an interesting cocoa and nut tone, distinct from the low-grown nutty flavors one might find in a coffee like Brazil. Chocolate and hazelnut notes combine to give a Nutella-like flavor at Full City roast, while lighter levels have walnut flavors and cocoa powder. The light roast has dried orange peel brightness, an acidic snap to the cup that shows off it's high-grown origin. City to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Jan 4 2013
Lot size 30bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra, Typica
Grade SHB
Appearance .0 d/300g - 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City through Full City + roasts work well, and for espresso we like this coffee a few snaps into 2nd crack
Weight 1
Bolivia is one of the more difficult regions to source great coffees from, as cooperative politics and a general lack of production are tricky to navigate. We have a good relationship with this particular outfit who have proven most adept at procuring good cherry and processing it cleanly. Pedro Rodriguez and son, Pedro Pablo own and operate the processing station. Cherry transportation to the mill is unique. Beginning in early evening a lineup of taxis trails down the road leading up to Buenavista. It looks like the line waiting to pick up passengers at the airport. But instead of acquiring fares these taxis are delivering cherry to mill from farmers in a handful of different mountain towns above the mill and across Caranavi. Pedro and Pablo have hired these cars to bring them their coffee instead of sending their own trucks. Its genius in a way. This lot is from Uchumachi, north of Caranavi near Coroico, an infamous hideout for Che Guevarra on this route north to Venezuela. Most of the production in the area is newer growth Caturra and above 1,800 masl, as well as the traditional Typica grown in this region. We are also excited to have these certified Organic coffees in our line-up, even though many of our offerings are basically grown organically anyway...
Lighter roasts of this coffee produce a restrained and roasty aromatics in the dry grounds, cocoa nibs and walnuts. The notes that you will pick out are sweet and clean, and quite different from these other coffees. Raw honey, dried peach, and toasted coconut are the standout features. More developed roasts boast slightly "bigger" scents with raw cane sugar and an unmistakeable note of cocoa butter. Caranavi's aromatics are boosted quite a bit when adding hot water. Honey wheat, butterscotch, and cinnamon come up in the steam off the crust. The cup has an interesting cocoa and nut tone, distinct from the low-grown nutty flavors one might find in a coffee like Brazil. Chocolate and hazelnut notes combine to give a Nutella-like flavor at Full City roast, while lighter levels have walnut flavors and cocoa powder. The light roast has dried orange peel brightness, an acidic snap to the cup that shows off it's high-grown origin. This Uchumachi coffee is a nice daily drinking coffee with a profile, straight-forward and unpretentious in a way. It will also make a nice addition to an espresso blend or even a single origin espresso, with complex Bakers chocolate bittersweets in the finish.