Bolivia Bebeto Mamani Washed Caturra

Lime curd, pineapple cubes, raspberry, trifle.

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DETAILS

The name of this coffee producer may sound a little familiar: Bebeto ('Beto' for short) is the son of the legend that is Teodocio Mamani. Teodocio owns Finca Canton Uyunense, which is a farm we have worked with since 2012.

His farm is located in 18 de Mayo, which is a municipality of Caranavi (and part of canton Uyunense). Lots of farms can be called a variation on these names because the land traditionally tends not to have a name.

This year is the fourth year that Bebeto has grown coffee under his own guardianship, and it's the third year that he has processed it himself too. Just like previous years, and as you'd expect from a Mamani, the results are delicious.

Although Bebeto grows Typica, Caturra and Catuai on his farm, this is a lot of only Caturra. Bebeto used a depulper to remove the cherry, then left the coffee to go through a dry fermentation process for 16–18 hours, and then ran it through the scrubber section of the pulper to remove the final remains of the mucilage. Bebeto then transferred the coffee to raised African beds, where it dried in around 79 days.

The picking method Bebeto uses is called 'Ayne'. It's the same method his dad uses on Canton Uyunense. This method involves selective picking (not stripping the tree, like their neighbours do), and it demands much more labour and incurs much higher costs. But because of this method, Bebeto gets more coffee he can sell as specialty, and the cup profile is improving year after year.

In the cup I want you to think lime curd. Not tart, but sweet and creamy, and that lime flavour runs though. As it finishes, there's a medley of fruit flavours that creep in: pineapple cubes and raspberry, alongside tropical hints. With all that fruit and cream, there's no surprise this reminds me of trifle! Yum!

  • Country: Bolivia
  • Department: La Paz
  • Region: Yungas
  • Province: Caranavi
  • Municipality: 18 de Mayo
  • Producer: Bebeto Mamani
  • Varietals grown: Typica, Caturra, and Catuai
  • Altitude: 1,6001,750 m.a.s.l.
  • Processing method: Washed
  • Fermentation: 1618 hours
  • Drying method: Raised beds
  • Other crops grown: citrus, papaya, banana, wild forest

CUPPING NOTES

Lime curd, pineapple cubes, raspberry, trifle.

Clean cup: (1–8): 6.5
Sweetness: (1–8): 7
Acidity: (1-8): 7
Mouthfeel: (1-8): 6.5
Flavour: (1–8): 6.5
Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
Balance: (1–8): 6.5
Overall: (1–8): 7
Correction: (+36): +36

Total (max. 100): 89

Roast Information
Medium to medium dark – through first and make sure it's well developed, but anywhere from the end of the gap into the early start of second crack will give tasty results.

VIDEO REVIEW

Stephen Leighton plays 5-a-side football in Bolivia. Bolivia Bebeto Mamani Washed Caturra. 18 de Mayo, Caranavi, Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia. Hasbean.co.uk Bolivia Bebeto Mamani Washed Caturra. 18 de Mayo, Caranavi, Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia. Hasbean.co.uk Bebeto Mamani & Teodocio Mamani. Bolivia Bebeto Mamani Washed Caturra. 18 de Mayo, Caranavi, Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia. Hasbean.co.uk
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