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Bolivia Oriente Dark

Type: Organic Fair Trade
Roast: Dark
Weight: 9.5 Grams
Shape: 62mm Flat Top

For our latest feature coffee we turned to the Villa Oriente co-op in Boliva's Caranavi province, a region revered for its organic growing practices. This progressive Fair Trade and organic co-operative embodies all of the characteristics we look for in a farming partner: sustainable growing, careful processing, and exceptional attention to quality. Further, the co-op's operating practices mirror our own, with an emphasis on education, equitable trade, relentless innovation and respect for the environment.

We're featuring Bolivia Oriente Dark in a continental roast profile to push the boundaries of its flavor development. The high elevation of the co-op's farms and careful processing of its beans allow even the most delicate flavors of this coffee to punch through the smokiness of a dark roast. At this color, you'll find a myriad of flavors, ranging from sweet citrus to roasted chestnuts, with a lively and pleasant acidity.

Round #01
Bunn MCP, 6oz, tea setting
Bright berries, citrus and tobacco from the dry pod.
Rich aroma. Some chocolate even some delicious smokiness.
Mild intro. Kind of nutty? Some smoke in the aftertaste.
Lively. Yet rather sweet.
It cools a bit and it's definitely citrus here.
Whoops! My cup i empty.
That was fast.
Great aftertaste. Dry, smoky.

Round #02
Bunn MCP, 6oz, tea setting
Bright, citrus-like fragrances from the pod. Some tobacco as well. Berries.
Sweet, warm aromas. A tiny smoky reference. Cocoa and spice.
Bright intro, bittersweet tail with some smokiness and a touch of spice.
A bit of berries.
I'll let it cool down a bit.
Lively, but still some sweetness.

Berries, citrus and tobacco from the dry pod.
While brewing there are sweet, almost heavy aromas.
Cocoa and spice with a distant smoky reference.
Mild and bright intro. Kind of nutty.
Bittersweet tail with some smokiness.
It cools a bit and it's definitely citrus here.
Lively, but still some sweetness.
Quite good, dry aftertaste.

Score: 3 +