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We have been sourcing coffee from Bolivia for more than a decade, virtually all of it from the traditional coffee region of Caranavi in the rugged Andes near the capital La Paz. This represents our first purchase from the emerging specialty region of Samaipata, near Bolivia's thriving second city Santa Cruz, where the Andes and Amazon meet. A juicy Java varietal lot grown in Bolivia's newest specialty origin by our oldest Direct Trade partner in Bolivia, the Rodríguez family.
  • SKU Bolivia Samaipata Java
  • Country Bolivia
  • Region within Country Samaipata
  • Elevation 1600 m
  • Farm Finca Floripondio
  • Farmer / Producer Name Familia Rodríguez
  • Buyer Michael Sheridan
  • Cultivar Java
  • Harvest Time September 2019
Direct Trade 1
Single Origin 1
In Season 1
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Bolivia Samaipata Java

Bolivian coffee is still something of a novelty in the specialty coffee market. While the best coffees from Bolivia may rank among the finest in the world, the country produces little coffee in comparison with its mighty neighbors Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. Most Bolivian specialty coffee comes from the Caranavi region, a four-hour drive from the capital La Paz through massive mountains and vertiginous valleys that take your breath away. Images of these rugged Andean landscapes have been synonymous with Bolivian coffee, but Caranavi is not the only coffee region in Bolivia. If this lot is any indication, it may not even be the best.

A few hours north of Bolivia’s thriving second city of Santa Cruz, in eastern Bolivia where the Andes descend into the Amazon basin, is an emerging coffee region centered in the municipality of Samaipata. The gently rolling mountains around Samaipata are beginning to redefine the image of Bolivian specialty coffee, and have become the newest focus of our oldest Direct Trade partners in Bolivia, the Rodríguez family — Pedro and his children Daniela and Pedro Pablo.

The family’s farms there are marked by the same meticulous planning and crisp execution that characterize its Caranavi operations, but Samaipata’s distinctive growing environment creates a different range of sensory possibilities for the family’s coffees. This Java varietal lot from the Rodríguez family’s Finca Floripondio is the first one we have sourced from Samaipata.

Espresso

Espresso

All home and commercial espresso machines.

Turkish Grind

Turkish Grind

If you need a little bit coarser grind for your espresso machine or utilize this favorite preparation in eastern Europe.

Stovetop Espresso

Stovetop Espresso

Moka pots and stovetop espresso kettles need a very fine grind.

Cone Filter - Paper

Cone Filter - Paper

Most automatic and electric brewers utilize this grind setting.

Cone Filter - Gold

Cone Filter - Gold

Automatic brewers with reusable mesh filters, or a Kone manual brewing insert.

Universal

Universal

If you're buying for a friend, or are just not sure - this is a good grind for most drip brewers.

Technivorm

Technivorm

We found this excellent automatic brewer needed a bit coarser grind than other cone filter brewers.

Vacuum Brewer

Vacuum Brewer

For those with an electric or flame-heated vacuum brewer.

Flat Bottom - Paper

Flat Bottom - Paper

Any basket-style brewer, including automatic and Kalita wave manual brewing.

Flat Bottom - Gold

Flat Bottom - Gold

For automatic brewers with basket-style reusable filters.

French Press

Hario Dripper

Manual pourover cone brewing is a simple, no frills way of brewing.

Grind Type

French Press

A classic of immersion brewing. Select this grind for perfect classical preparation.

Chemex

Chemex

The iconic Chemex, this grind provides a perfectly paired offering for the special filters made for this brewer.

Percolator

Percolator

Our coarsest grind, this also provides a good pre-ground solution for cold brew at home.

Whole Bean

Whole Bean

For those with a grinder at home, we love freshly ground coffee! We prefer burr grinders for a more even brew.