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Bolivian Organic Caranavi La Paz FTO


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

The Caranavi is a specialty Bolivian coffee grown by a small group of native coffee farmers known as colonials, on land that is at high elevations rising to 8,500 feet above sea level.

These typica and bourbon coffee beans are cultivated in the tropical growing regions of Bolivia below a magnificent forest, coming from 41 small farms averaging about three acres each.

This cooperative is comprised of all indigenous people, that are native to the land on the edge of the Andes mountains, and bordering the rain forest and jungle of the Amazon. The land next to their farms is government-protected land, and the indigenous groups have decided to treat their land as if it were protected as well. Most of which have already been certified Smithsonian Bird Friendly, and all of which have been certified Organic.

Cupping Notes: 88 Pts. Chocolate aromas carry into the flavor and pair with mild notes of clean citrus. Heavily sweet caramel finish.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryBolivia
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedYes
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1800
  • Brightness:2
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:4
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:4
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:light bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:light bean
  • Flowery:heavy bean
  • Winey:-
  • RegionCaranavi & Apolo Province La Paz municipality
  • VarietyTypica

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by on January 27, 2021

I am new to roasting green coffee beans. I am so glad I choose these as my first beans to roast. They are delectable. I can only image I will get better at roasting and the coffee will become even more enjoyable. I also enjoy supporting the CO-OP and FTO.

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by on January 21, 2021

Roasted at City Plus, delicious mild coffee flavors, hints of raisin. Very smooth cup.

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by on January 19, 2021

I keep coming back to this one nice bean. Straight forward to roast and tasty. We mix it with a Columbia for a nice half cafe.

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by on December 6, 2020

Stephen Dunn This is the first batch I have ever roasted and I did it dark. It was great. I will try a lighter roast the second time I try.

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by on November 3, 2020

Excellent quality with a tremendous flavor profile.

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by on October 30, 2020

This bean is my favorite so far. I hardly find any bad or damaged beans in the bag.

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by on October 24, 2020

One of the best beans I have roasted. I use these for making a cold brew concentrate which I then mix with hot water to drink. Seven ounces of roasted beans makes enough for about 12 cups of coffee. I have used other beans from Bolivia and all produce a very robust cup in a 1 to 3 ratio of brew to water. This particular bean is outstanding. As an extra benefit benefit this bean also makes a very good second. I add water back in and let it set for about 12 hours. I get enough for six more cups with about a 1 to 2 ratio this way. And this is also very good coffee.

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by on October 21, 2020

My favorite right now. Such a beautiful almost flawless green bean. Roasts so nicely, at least in the ranges I've tried, which vary between med and med/dark. Wonderful flavor, really. Once I had a small amount left over, so I blended it with the Papua Purosa FTO and it was so so good. Highly recommend.

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by on September 24, 2020

I love my coffee in the morning. La Minata Estate has been my go to coffee for some time. Bolivian Caranavi has found a spot as my favorite when I want a change. Full bodied and flavorful with a slight chocolaty flavor. Full American roast. Try it, you will be more than satisfied.

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by on September 1, 2020

The sweet taste is fantastic. I would recommend blending with an interior bean for higher caffeine content while retaining the great flavor of the bean.

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by on August 19, 2020

I bought this coffee twice and both times it was a great tasting coffee. I roasted the first batch dark right at second crack. That was a bite to dark, the second batch I pulled it off right before second crack and it was perfect. So Medium to dark I found to be a nice roast. Every time I order coffee from here I order a pound or two of La Paz.

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by on August 12, 2020

For those of you venturing into green coffee, start here as this is a reference standard, IMHO. No hint of 'pork', that seems to be present in Bourbon, Blue Bourbon and Blue Mountain varieties.

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by on August 12, 2020

For those of you venturing into green coffee, start here as this is a reference standard, IMHO. No hint of 'pork', that seems to be present in Bourbon, Blue Bourbon and Blue Mountain varieties.

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by on July 16, 2020

Probably the best Bolivian I have roasted. The lack of bitterness is a plus for my taste requirements. Have never been a stickler for letting my beans rest for 24-48 hours as the flavor even a couple of hours after roast is great..a really marked difference from a 2 days rest. My suggestion would be to try a cup a couple hours after roast and compare.

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by on July 9, 2020

This is an excellent bean. Medium to medium dark seemed best to me. A couple of days rest and it makes a delicious cup. Nothing really pronounced in the flavor profile to me, but just an overall nice flavor. Nice aftertaste as well. This is one of my family member's favorite bean so far. I have purchased it twice, and will again.

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by on June 24, 2020

It's very good bean. Roasts up nice and tastes great.

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by on June 18, 2020

This has quickly become one of my favorites! I don't tend to like sweet, almost flavored drips, but this one....the caramel finish at the end is just delightful. I have many customers who are now choosing it over their regular drip. I would definitely recommend this bean!

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by on June 11, 2020

I am neither an expert nor do I know all the terms to describe coffee. But I have been drinking coffee for about 60 years and I know what I like. This bean makes a fantastic cold brew. I use a system that lets me brew a 24 ounce batch of elixir that you use 2 ounces and add either hot water or ice water depending on which you want to drink. The result with this bean as a dark roast, i'm not fond of earthy tastes, is remarkable. It is also great as a regular french press brew. I admit I do tend to prefer a dark roast and this Bolivian coffee is one of the best I have tried.

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by on May 26, 2020

I really love this bean. It has a very nice flavor that stands on its own. It definitely has a bourbon like flavor within its notes. I would highly suggest it.

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by on May 20, 2020

I wanted to try this coffee based on the profile provided by CBC and was not disappointed. This coffee is best with a light roast. It is very smooth, not bitter in any way. As the coffee cools the distinct flavors range from chocolate to slightly citrus with a black tea finish; reminds me of a Gesha almost. I will definitely buy this coffee again.

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