(as of Feb 04,2021 18:16:32 UTC – Details)
This coffee is certified Organic, 2015/16 harvest, and vacuum-packed at origin. This distinctive coffee comes from Colonia Siete Estrellas, Caranavi Province. Ovidio’s coffee includes the Typica, Caturra and Catuai varietals. Ovidio is now an expert grower and an inspiration for other growers, but things weren’t going so well in 2004. Ovidio was ready to burn his coffee trees, which he had worked with his family since he was three years old, and to grow coca leaves instead (a traditional and legal Bolivia crop.) “Until then coffee was only good to survive, coca was better,” he says. “Bolivian coffee was exported with a 20% discount because quality was poor and unpredictable. I didn’t know what quality meant, so out of curiosity I decided to attend some classes about improving coffee growing practices.” What he learned paid off. In 2005 he decided to participate in the second Bolivia Cup of Excellence competition. He didn’t win big but he learned a lot. We are very proud of Ovidio and pleased to offer his coffee for sale to our customers for the third year in a row. We visit him and his farm regularly and we have helped him import a commercial coffee roaster. This year’s offering received a cupping score of 85 points by our Head Cupper, with cupping notes as follows: AROMA/FLAVOR: Dark chocolate, peppery, blackberry. ACIDITY: clean malic (red apple). OTHER: short aftertaste, silky.
You won’t find this combination of consistent quality, high grade, green coffee beans and customer service anywhere else online.