Bolivia Paulino Gucerrez Washed Mosto

RM 80.00RM 365.00

origin. taypiplaya

producer. asocafe co-op

varietal. caturra

process. washed mosto

altitude. 1600 masl

flavour. mikan, red apple, cherry, brown sugar, juicy

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Bolivia paulino gucerrez from taypiplaya washing station

The Taipiplaya village community is located in Caranavi, La Paz, at an altitude of 900-1950 meters above sea level. The climate of the Bolivian Yungas is ideal for growing Coffea Arabica. The plants are grown in mixed cultures and are pruned and harvested by hand. The leaves of the crop trees, under which the coffee plants mostly grow, are used as fertilizer.

The Asocafé cooperation was founded in 1990. In the 80’s a normal farmer could earn 5 times more money with coca – a versatile medicinal plant originated in Bolivia. The drug business was booming and the demand for coca for the production of cocaine abroad increased rapidly.

At the same time the demand for coffee from Bolivia was low and almost no one considerated the small producer country Bolivia as a serious coffee partner. For farmers themselves it was totally unprofitable to sell coffee those times. But not everyone had coca plants. And besides, the government regulated its cultivation. In 1990, some farmer families from Taipiplaya in the province Caranavi started a famine march from Taipiplaya to La Paz.

This was the birth hour of Asocafé. “We wanted to decide about prices ourselves”, whitnesses Juan, the oldest member of the cooperative. “Of course, in the beginning it was still hard. But founding a collective helped us to gain more visibility and a little more market power. In the beginning it was brokers, who bought from us. This was already a big step forward, as before we sold the coffee mainly to local traders who oftentimes abused their market power.”

 

origin. taypiplaya

producer. asocafe co-op

varietal. caturra

process. washed mosto

altitude. 1600 masl

flavour. mikan, red apple, cherry, brown sugar, juicy


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Additional information

Dimensions 6.75 × 3.75 × 2.5 cm
Weight

350g, 2kg

Grind

Whole Beans, Filter, Cold Brew

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Please note there is a special grind setting for Delonghi espresso machines.