Bolivia Teodocio Mamani Organic

Cadbury's Dairy Milk, peach, candied lemon.

£6.00
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DETAILS

I first met Teodocio Mamani on my visit to Bolivia in 2012. Long story short: he's an amazing guy. We got talking about the photo we had of him in a Chelsea shirt, and then, of course, we started talking football. He had the Chelsea shirt because he played for a local team that played in blue, but I managed to convince him that he needed a shirt from a real team so I sent him a Sunderland shirt!

Teodocio's farm sits in the municipality of Canton Uyunense in Caranavi and is a mixed lot of red and yellow Catuai and Catuai. Teodocio also has one hectare of land on his farm that is a natural forest reserve, in which he owns a house where he lives with his wife and two children.

Teodocio processes the majority of his coffee on his own farm, he uses a depulper that removes the cherry, then leaves the cherry to go through a dry fermentation process (aerobic) for sixteen hours, and then runs it through the scrubber section of the pulper to remove the final remains of the mucilage. He then transfers the coffee to raised African beds, where it dries in around twelve days (depending on local weather conditions).

Like a number of the producers we work with, Teodocio is Organic certified but we haven't been able to sell his coffee as Organic in previous years because we as Hasbean weren't certified. But 2019 is different my friends, we're now Organic certified (Biodynamic coming soon too!) and so can gloriously now offer this coffee from Teodocio with our shiny new Organic certificate.

I was talking to the exporter about Teodocio's picking methods, and he was explaining that the family uses a method called Ayne. With this method the most mature fruits are harvested each day by hand, demanding the labour of 8-10 people (who are all Mamani family members) to selectively pick, and to pick correctly. But because of this he gets more coffee that he can sell as specialty grade, and the cup profile improves too. Teodocio is just as passionate about improving the cup quality as he is about his football!

In the cup this is a melted Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate bar. There's sweet peach behind that and a little candied lemon in the aftertaste, but this is definitely one for the chocoholics.

  • Country: Bolivia
  • Region: Yungas
  • Province: Caranavi
  • Municipality: Canton Uyunense
  • Farm: Teodocio Mamani
  • Varietal: Caturra & Catuai
  • Ripe cherry colour: Red & yellow
  • Altitude: 1,600-1,750 m.a.s.l.
  • Processing Method: Mechanically Washed
  • Fermentation Method: Dry (Anaerobic)
  • Fermentation Time: 16 hours
  • Drying Method: Raised African Beds
  • Drying Time: 12 days
  • Certification: Organic

CUPPING NOTES

Cadbury's Dairy Milk, peach, candied lemon.

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

Total (max. 100): 88.5

Roast Information
Medium dark - through first crack, slow it down and look for a couple of pops of second as the coffee hits the cooling tray.