ORGANIC CAFE YUNGAS – BOLIVIA
TASTE: Cocoa, Red Apple, Honey
PRODUCER: Cooperative Agropecuaria
ELEVATION: 1100 – 1700m
VARIETAL: Catuai, Caturra, Mondo Novo,Typica
ROAST: Light / Medium
In the west of Bolivia lies the department of Las Paz, bordering Peru and the shores of Lake Titicaca. The Andean mountains make the transition to the Amazon river basin across a narrow band of forest called the Yungas which is where the coffee is grown. Biodiversity here is high, with lowland forest and valleys as well as cloud forests at high elevations.
The coffee is produced by a co-op of 33 partners, typically younger than most coffee farmers and they focus on the production of fair trade, organic coffees and environmental concerns. The coffee varietals are mostly typica and caturra, it’s hand picked when ripe, washed and then fermented to remove the flesh before being dried on raised beds at the mill.
This is a new coffee for us at Redroaster and we are roasting this quite light and bringing out flavours of cocoa, red apple and honey. Great Bolivian coffee.