April brings us South, to the "Doorway to the Amazon"
High in the Bolivian Andes, Caranavi is an Amazonian border town. It's one of the last stops on "death road" before you get to the edge of Brazil, and endless jungle. It's here that Mauricio and his wife, Lorenza, have been farming coffee for 15 years. He cares for the plants and the farm, while she manages the drying and processing. Day after day, every harvest season, they engage in a dance of waking early, walking to the farm, and engaging in their rhythms of producing coffee.
Lorenza dry ferments the coffee for 16 hours before washing and laying it out on raised beds. The couples' years spent developing a cadence and unique process shine through in a cup that is deeply sweet, with notes of red grape, honeyed sweetness, and a creamy bodySign up
Cheerful and driven, Mauricio and his wife have focused on improving quality year over year, and have found ways to do this while increasing the output of their farm. They have come upon ways of harvesting and processing that are unique to their farm, and lend to unique cup profiles.
This coffee was one of the best coffees we cupped while we were in Bolivia, and we were really excited to find a sharp and quality focused family behind it. We're excited to give our subscription members an early introduction to a coffee family that has a lot of potential for the future!
Farms in, and around, the Caranavi region are tucked right into the jungle. For years we've focused on finding coffee areas like this because the biodiversity and stability of cooler temperatures this close proximity to the rainforest provides is very good for coffee.
This area has clouds rolling through the mountains nearly all day, which brings humidity and a chill to the air. Coffee plants love this, and these temperatures lead to more sugar formation and a good concentration of flavor in the bean.
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