Organic Bolivia Caranavi Fair Trade Mejillones SHB EP Fully Washed Arabica Green coffee Beans
Moderately bright acidity, creamy smooth body, sweet, light citrus, squash, chocolaty, fig, hazelnut, chardonnay, hint of floral, very well balanced, noticeably sweet finish
Roasting Aroma: Bright chocolate, sweet, cherry, melon
Dry Aroma: Chocolate cherry cordial, tangerine, floral, melon
Brewed Aroma: Caramel, cocoa, spice, hint of floral, fig
Region: Canton Calama Provincia Caranavi del departmento de La Paz
Producer: Cooperativa Mejillones. Marcial Huanca is the Commercial Manager of the coop responsible for the overall quality of the Coop's coffee. Marcial is a Certified Q Grader and past Judge of both Cup of Excellence and Fair Trade competitions.
Growers: Family Small Holder Producer Members of Cooperativa Mejillones with 4 to 8 hectares each in coffee production are dedicated to producing higher quality coffee through training and agricultural assistance.
Grade: SHB EP
Varietals: Catuai, Typica
Altitude: 1,500 - 1,700 Meters Above Sea Level
Processing: Fully Washed and sun dried on Raised beds.
Soil: rich fertile
Relative Humidity: 23%
Harvest: October - February
Certification: Organic, FT
Strictly Hard Bean, SHB: Coffee grown at very high Altitude produce a denser (Strictly Hard Bean) more vibrant flavor profile than those grown at lower Altitudes. Higher altitudes provide an Arabica Coffee friendly environment, the climate tends to be cooler with less direct sunshine and plenty of moisture. This causes the coffee fruit to mature slowly allowing more time to develop depth and sweetness, as well as many of the desirable characteristics we look for in fine Specialty coffees.
European Process: Hand Sorting to remove defects to the "EP Standard" continues until no more than 8 defects are found in a 300 gram sample. This obviously very labor intense hand sorting improves Cup Quality and Consistency.