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About This Washed Anaerobic Geisha.
This Geisha washed coffee comes from Las Alasitas farm, owned by the Rodriguez family. The micro-lot lies on a lush, steep mountain valley outside of the town of Caranavi. Pedro Rodriguez and his family began to invest in their own plantations in 2012, foreseeing the challenges of the Bolivian coffee industry and the fear that coffee production would be severely impacted.
At Las Alasitas, Pedro hires pickers from the Villa Rosario community to carefully handpick the coffee during the harvest. These pickers are trained to select only the very ripest cherries, and multiple passes are made throughout the season to ensure coffee is picked at its prime.
This geisha was processed with a strong influence from the wine industry and the results are demonstrated in the impeccable cup quality. For the farm’s special varieties, the family uses special blue aerated crates to collect and transport the cherries. After being picked and weighed, the coffee cherries are pulped and then fermented in a sealed, stainless steel tank for 168 hrs, 66hrs anaerobically. The tanks are then opened, as it allows for the pH and temperature to be manipulated.
The coffee was then washed with fresh, clean water and placed inside one of Buena Vista’s ‘coco’ dryers for a total of 63 hours. These boxes are series of steel containers which use a gentle flow of warm air from below the coffee bed to dry the parchment slowly and evenly. The coffee is also stirred manually every two hours to further ensure it dries at a uniform rate.
PROCESS: WASHED ANAEROBIC 168HR
REGION: BOLINDA, CARANAVI
ELEVATION: 1600 - 1650
CUP: FLORAL, TROPICAL, PEACH & BERGAMOT