World Trader Coffee carries one of Bolivia's finest coffee -- Colonial Caranavi. Organically grown, this Bolivian coffee produces a heavy bodied and pleasantly spicy coffee with mild acidity. This is the Peaberry variety of our Bolovia Caranavi coffee.
Bolivia Caranavi Peaberry Coffee
Bolivia's Colonial Caranavi coffee derives its name from the small farmers known as colonials stemming from a government land reform in the early 1990's allowing them to reacquire land taken from then by large landowners in the 1950's.
Colonial Caranavi coffee is grown in the Yungas region in the state of La Paz on the majestic Eastern ridge of the Andes mountain range at elevations of 4,000 - 6,000 feet. A total of 41 small organic coffee farms produce this rare coffee. All farming is done in accordance to methods designed to optimize quality without the use of chemical fertilizers.
The organic farming coupled with unusual tropical climate combine to produce a heavy bodied and pleasantly spicy coffee with mild acidity.
Coffee plants produce their fruit in the form of a coffee cherry. Typically, the coffee cherry grows two halves of a bean within a single cherry. Sometimes the coffee cherry produces a single bean rather than two beans this is known as a Peaberry. From a coffee drinkers perspective, Peaberry coffee beans are much smaller in size than typical coffee beans. Since only one bean rather than two are formed, Peaberry coffee beans are said to be more robust in flavor and more acidic (good for taste) than regular Arabica coffee beans. Peaberry coffee by its very nature is rare as only 5% or so of all coffee beans harvested are in the Peaberry form.