From some of the highest elevations in South America
A fully-washed, Organic coffee from the Caranavi region of Bolivia. These Typica and Caturra varieties carry light and clean to the cup with flavors of caramel, pecan, nougat and molasses.
Bolivia’s output of coffee is very small compared to neighboring coffee-producing countries. As with so many opportunities that have presented themselves over Batdorf’s three decades, we feel extremely blessed to have been able to build a relationship with this farm, face-to-face, allowing us—and you—to sample what are rare coffees for the North American market.
It was over 15 years ago that I met Pedro Rodriguez at a coffee event in Central America. The beauty of events like this and the coffee industry in general is that you never know when the seeds of personal connection you plant will eventually come to fruition. Years later, a visit to his mill showed me his care in processing, and I could taste the results in his coffee. This will now be our fourth consecutive year purchasing coffee from the Rodriguez family, with the quality getting better and better annually.
Pedro has a milling operation and an export company that represents hundreds of small producers throughout the Caranavi region of Bolivia. The program that was created to organize these small lot certified organic producers is called, “Sol de La Manana,” or the “Morning Sun” program. Members of the program receive agronomic support and in the five years since the program has started, many of the producers have seen huge increases in both yield and cup quality. In fact, the program has been so successful that the Rodriguez family received a 2019 sustainability award from the Specialty Coffee Association for their success in creating and implementing this program.
The coffee is de-pulped and mechanically washed; however, no water is used during the fermentation process in an effort to conserve as much water as possible. In the cup, the coffee is clean and extremely sweet, with flavors of caramel, pecan, nougat and molasses. It is truly a coffee drinker’s coffee that will keep you coming back for more.
- 17g of water / 1g of coffee (adj. to desired brew strength)