A pack of 3 different coffees from Finca Floripondio in Samaipata, Florida, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Washed Batian, washed SL28 and washed SL34.
I love Bolivia. I love the country, I love its people and I love the coffee that it produces! We recently had the opportunity to purchase three different coffees from Finca Floripondio, and I thought a great way to offer them to you lovely lot would be in a pack. 😊
You may have noticed that there are only two coffees from Floripondio listed on the website. That's because one of the three is a really tiny lot. It's just not big enough to list on its own. You can buy bags of the washed Batian and washed SL28 in the normal way, but if you'd like to try the washed SL34 then you'll have to get yourself this here pack.
Finca Floripondio is one of the most recent farms to be planted near Samaipata in Santa Cruz by the Rodriguez family. They've been experimenting with growing coffee in a region not at all known for coffee production, and they've been getting amazing results! The farm was planted in 2014, sits at an altitude of 1,710 metres above sea level, and has 47.29 hectares of coffee-producing land.
Floripondio is the ideal location for experimenting with different coffee varietals. This is due to its high altitude, a tropical microclimate characterised by high humidity and at times cool temperatures, and a distinct soil profile. To date, they've planted over 50 different varietals at the farm, and they hope to discover which are best suited to the land and this particular latitude and altitude. They've kept the lemon and tangerine trees that were originally on the farm, both to separate the different coffee varietals and to sell the fruit from the trees at the local markets.
Floripondio gets its name from the Floripondio trees (commonly known as Angel's Trumpets in English) that are native to the area and which grow on the farm. The flower is thought to possess some hallucinogenic properties, and legend has it that you start dreaming as soon as you lay down beneath a Floripondio tree! This is apt, because the natural scenery at Floripondio is breathtakingly beautiful and can seem like something out of a dream at times.
There are 3 * 250g packs in total. Here are the coffees from Finca Floripondio you can look forward to enjoying when you buy this pack:
Washed Batian(white sugar, lime, black tea, blackcurrant, milk chocolate)