The light roasting of this Bolivian coffee best expresses its full potential in gentle extraction. The invigorating acidity on the palate is counterbalanced with deep flavours of chocolate, hazelnut and camomile.
Chijchipani coffee comes from the Bio Arabica RL Cooperative in the La Paz district of western Bolivia. It brings together 25 small coffee producers that work 37 hectares of land. They strive to conserve traditional coffee growing techniques that respect the surrounding flora and fauna. The result is the cultural renewal of its people and the reforestation of the areas around the cooperative. They were compensated for their efforts by receiving the ORGANIC and Fairtrade certifications. Their commitment is not only commercial, but also social as they provide logistical support to nearby schools.
Due to being grown at high altitudes, Bolivian coffees benefit from ideal conditions, especially its specialty coffees, many of which are certified. However, its exportation is recent, so it’s still rare to find a roaster that offers these high-quality coffees. Thanks to Dennys and Fabian for this great discovery!
- Origin: Bolivia
- Region: Chijchipani Caranavi
- Producer: Bio Arabica RL
- Altitude: 1,100 – 1,750 m
- Plantation size: 95 ha
- Variety (ies): Caturra, Catuaì Rojo, Mundo Novo
- Post-harvest treatment: Washed
- Degree of roasting: Light
- Recommended extraction: Filter
- Recommended preparation: French Press, V60, AeroPress, Chemex