ORGANIC BOLIVIA AYMARA
Notes of caramel, vanilla and citrus
This coffee is a certified organic blend, it is produced in the terroir of Yungas, Bolivia at 1660 meters above sea level.
This is the very first coffee from Bolivia we have ever showcased. We’re supporting the Aymara Project which seeks to defend against the increasing reality of “External consultants” advising the Yungas coffee community to cut shading trees as, according to them, full sun coffee have better coffee yield. The same “consultants” are even advising on abandoning the organic certification all together to allow for chemical treatments.
To defend a less destructive model of agriculture, we’re supporting the Aymara project which has written a specifications book with the aim to incentivize more sustainable practices and reforestation within the organic certification.
Felix is a young Bolivian entrepreneur. With a background in mechanics, his love for coffee brought him back to this world. Son of a coffee producer, he is in charge of the Aymara project in Yungas for the past 4 year. In search of each Terroir’s potential, he seeks excellent coffees but above all, he explores Human potential. Working closely with farmers, he works in favour of a richer biodiversity in coffee farms implementing, more shade. The Aymara project showcases small Yungas coffee producers that have chosen to go beyond what is expected by the organic standards.
Buying these coffees is a way to support their practices within an organic and also sustainable agriculture.
Species Arabica blend
Harvest Period June to October
Harvest Type Fully Washed and dried under the sun on patios
Aeropress, Batch Brewer, Cafetiere, Espresso Machine, Moka Pot, Pourover
|Ground or Wholebean
Yungas means “warm earth” in Quechua. This geographic area is a forest valley located in West Bolivia. This land starts in Andean highlands until East forests with a tropical climate, rainy and warm. The very famous Yungas road also called “Road of Death” links La Paz city to Coroico on 80 kilometers. From 3600 meters above sea level, this road is well known for its extreme dangerousness. About 250 travelers died every year. Build in 1930 by Paraguayan inmates during the war, it was the only way to link La Paz to the Amazon forest. Steep slopes, single lane without railing, heavy rain, muddy ground, fog and trucks of agricultural commodities made this road sadly famous.