Guatemala La Bolsa: Special Offer

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Regular price £16.50

Name: La Bolsa

Producer: Maria & Renardo Vides

Origin: La Libertad, Huehuetenago

Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra

Altitude: 1500-1700 metres above sea level

Process: Washed

Flavours: Toffee, Berries & Apricot

SCAA Score: 85

Grind: Wholebean





Where is it from?


Finca La Bolsa was bought by Jorge Vides, a distinguished medical professional, in 1958. Prior to this, the land wasn’t used for coffee production. Jorge won a number of awards for coffee production and for services to the region of Huehuetenango and had the main hospital in the coffee growing community named after him. La Bolsa competed in the 2002 Cup Of Excellence competition and placed second, scoring 94.98. La Bolsa sits between two mountains, which provide a very stable, humid microclimate. This combined with the limestone-rich soils gives the coffee a very unique profile, with a rich syrupy body and plenty of malic and citric acidity. Coffee is fermented for between 18 and 24 hours and is then cleaned of mucilage, graded in channels and soaked overnight.

La Bolsa is RFA certified & follows C.A.F.E practices guidelines. Coffee Care funded the construction of a school and nursery at the farm, with fully trained, full-time teachers. All of the temporary and permanent staff have access to schooling for their children, and they are incentivised to leave their children at school or nursery through food donations. When a child attends school or nursery for 5 consecutive days they receive a weekly supply of rice, beans and corn. Prior to this food ration scheme, it was very difficult to get people to leave their children in the care of others, and schooling wasn’t necessarily valued as there is greater pressure on earning more money to feed the family. As a result, there are no children working in the farm, and the school and nursery classes are full. Accommodation is provided for permanent and temporary workers, with separate facilities for men and women and families, bathrooms and kitchens. Sections of the farm are reserved areas, to promote biodiversity, reduce exposure to winds and soil erosion. Inga trees are used as shade trees, and to fix nitrogen in the soil which is essential for plant and cherry growth. Renardo has an expansive composting operation to make use of waste products, using redworms.



Roast

Medium

Brew

Filter & Espresso

*To be roasted Thursday 20th & posted Friday 21st*

Customer Reviews

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A
A.W.
Fantastic stuff

Lasts for ages too. Perfect supply to get us through the month!

M
M.H.
Just super

A few days into this coffee now and it’s another great coffee from Django. Using this and getting great results in both cafetière and v60.

R
R.C.
Excellent coffee, promptly delivered!

A great batch of coffee, roasted to perfection (not too dark) making a beautiful rich espresso. Thanks!

p
p.
Good service but I prefer other varieties of coffee

As you proprietor knows, I like a Melbourne style coffee, which seems to be linked to a lighter roast.

This particular variety, Guatemala la Bolsa, while very acceptable, is slightly too dark a roast for me.

I am looking forward to trying the other varieties currently on offer.

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