Chocolate, caramel and a twist of apple
Chocolate, Caramel, pleasant apple/grape acidity, creamy body and subtle spicy finish. Very well rounded and versatile across brew methods
What’s better than 23 family farmers? That’s right, 24 family farmers. They work for the Bolivar Community and that’s exactly where this little beauty is from. Between them, they help deliver an annual production of 80,000 bags (which is pretty good going).
The Bolivar Community is part of the The Union Pro-Agro – a co-op that represents small holders in the Caranavi valley. Its mission is to help producers by providing all sorts of assistance, from technical advice to projects in health, education and infrastructure. There’s also real focus on registering wives and widows so that they can be acknowledged as land owners. In short, this Co-op is doing really important
Having visited in December of 2013 and seen this first hand, we requested a special lot that would be prepared by just two villages in the Co-op – the ‘community lot.’
But who are we kidding, it’s not just philanthropy – the coffee is delicious. We’re talking flavours of caramel and chocolate, balanced by an appley (er yes, that is a word) acidity, and finished with just a trace of spice. Maybe there’s something in the 24 farmers thing…