BOLIVIA - Nicolas Colque

BOLIVIA - Nicolas Colque
Tasting Notes

Bright, elegant and clean with juicy nectarine acidity and notes of honey, peach, earl grey tea & mandarin. 



Provenance

Country : Bolivia  Vintage : late 2016
Region : Caranavi
 Altitude : 1650 - 1850 m
Farm : Nicolas Colque  Varietal : Catuaí, Caturra, Typica
Farmer : Nicolas and Maruja Colque
 Processing : Semi-Washed

Background

Nicolas Colque has been working in coffee for nearly two decades. He started modestly as a picker with a daily salary of just $1.20USD. After a lot of saving and an incredible amount of hard work, Nicolas, with his wife, Maruja Mamani, and purchased a ten-hectare plot of land that he called La Florida. Nicolas and Maruja live on their farm with their two children, 10-year-old Lionel and 8-year-old Denya.

La Florida is 10 hectares in size, and of this, six hectares are dedicated to coffee which is planted at an altitude of 1,650–1,850m above sea level. The farm is planted with heirloom Caturra, Catuaí, and Typica varieties, and harvest runs from May to September, peaking in June and July.  All of the coffee on La Florida is picked by hand, when perfectly ripe. 

Colque and Mamani farm using fully organic methods, without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. The coffee trees grow in a rich clay soil under the protective shade of native forest trees, whose heavy leaf fall creates a natural mulch fertiliser, and whose canopy provides an important habitat for the many bird and insect species in the area.

Tagged : Coffee, Now-Roasting, Filter, Origins

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