Bolivia San Juan

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MEDIUM/DARK ROAST

LIMITED RELEASE

Single Origin, Organically-Grown, Fair Trade

Bolivia is South America's only landlocked coffee producing country and is the smallest exporter of coffee on the continent. The quality of that coffee, however, is hardly lacking in diversity or beauty. We like to consider specialty coffees from Bolivia “the coffee everyone loves”. With a heavy rich aroma, low acidity, smooth body and sweet milk chocolate flavor, it’s easy to see why. This nice medium/dark level roast develops the cup and makes it very easy to drink while still maintaining that sweeter lemony crispness that separates this coffee from average. 

Roast Level: Medium/Dark

Tasting Notes: Meyer Lemon, Honey, Smooth Chocolate

Grower: Cooperativa Agrícola Cafetalera San Juan

Region: Caranavi, La Paz, Bolivia

Elevation: 1500 meters

Process: Fully washed

Artisan roasted in Torrey, Utah

About the grower: Cooperativa Agrícola Cafetalera San Juan was formed in 1974 with 40 farmer members across Caranaví united in the goal of supporting small family farms and organic, chemical-free methods. The cooperative started out strong; by the mid-2000s Bolivia was hosting annual Cup of Excellence competitions and there was a high level of international development interest in the Yungas coffee sector, of which Caranaví is the center. However, productivity declined tremendously from 2006-2017 among cooperative members due to falling economic climate and aging trees. That year, Felix Chambi Garcia joined the organization, bringing with him over 16 years of specialty experience as a cupper and member of various other Bolivian cooperatives. Since then, the coop’s total production, overall quality, and diversity of coffees has all increased significantly. Felix sees himself as part of the younger, renewed generation of coffee lovers in Bolivia, including baristas and roasters, who are fortunate to be in a producing country with such high potential.

Available in 12oz Biotre bag