This is a certified organic Bolivia Co-Op coffee from the aprocafe co-op with sweet, clean flavor. On the map, you'll find Bolivia landlocked between Peru and Brazil. This can make it hard to export as passage to port requires co-operation of a competing country. Bolivian farmers also have a reputation of being "hard to work with." So a good Bolivia doesn't come on market all that often, and I snatched this one up excitedly.
It's a washed process coffee, and you can roast it light like a Costa Rica or Honduras to get some floral notes, apricot, and nuts. If you roast it just into 2nd cracks, you get more of a cocoa and cashew taste, but don't take it any darker than that or it starts picking up a charcoal aftertaste. A Guatemala roasting profile seems to work pretty well for us. It's also excellent as espresso at this roast level.
It is grown at high altitude (4,000-5,000 feet) in the Caranavi region.
US Arrival February 2024