Episode 402 on Monday the 25th of July, 2016. Bolivia 18 de Mayo Cori Gill Washed Caturra.

I love a family link in coffee and this coffee has an awesome one, you know Teodocio Mamani from Canton Uyunense? Well this coffee comes from his son-in-law Cori Gill!

18 de mayo is a municipality of Caranavi (and part of Canton Uyunense), and lots of farms can be called a variation on these names because the land tends not to have a name.

Cori has been inspired and helped by his father-in-law to grow coffee, in an area that's very common to grow coca. In fact there's a coca plantation very near to the farm, as in...next door!

He uses his father-in-law's facilities and expertise to help along the way, all the processing is done on the farm which is unusual for Bolivia, and then taken to the mill in larger lots for drying.

In the cup it’s a buttery affair in both mouthfeel and taste. Sure there’s loads of delicious milk chocolate as we see in our other Bolivians, but here there’s buttermilk and a wonderful creamy mouthfeel with chocolate bitterness on the finish.

  • Country: Bolivia
  • Region: North Yungas
  • City: Caranavi
  • Municipality: 18 de Mayo
  • Owner: Cori Gill
  • Varietal: Caturra
  • Processing Method: Washed
  • Altitude: 1,600 - 1,650 m.a.s.l.
  • Rainfall period: Nov–February
  • Average temperature: 8°C ≤ 19°≥ 30°C
  • Soil type: clay and shale
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