LA BOLSA. GUATEMALA. HUEHUETENANGO. LA LIBERTAD.
FILTERKAFFEE V60 / Aeropress / Kalita / French Press
Wir schmecken: KIRSCHE. GRÜNER APFEL. ROHRZUCKER
We taste: CHERRY. GREEN APPLE. CANE SUGAR.
Ein balancierter Fiterkaffee. Gute Süße, balancierte Säure und angenehmer Körper.
Aufbereitung / processing : gewaschen / washed
Varietät / variety : Caturra
Anbauhöhe / height : 1500-1700m
FOB: $ 2,68/lb
Händler / Importer: Falcon Coffees, UK
FALCON COFFEES' STORY:
Finca La Bolsa sits between two mountains, which provide a very stable, humid microclimate. This combined with the limestone rich soils give the coffee a very unique profile.
Coffee is fermented for between 18 and 24 hours, and is then cleaned of mucilage, graded in channels and soaked overnight.La Bolsa is RFA certified & follows C.A.F.E practices guidelines. Coffee Care funded the construction of a school and nursery at the farm, with fully trained, full time teachers. All of the temporary and permanent staff have access to schooling for their children, and they are incentivised to leave their children at school or nursery through food donations. When a child attends school or nursery for 5 consecutive days they receive a weekly supply of rice, beans and corn. Prior to this food ration scheme it was very difficult to get people to leave their children in the care of others, and schooling wasn’t necessarily valued as there is a greater pressure on earning more money to feed the family. As a result there are no children working in the farm, and the school and nursery classes are full. Accommodation is provided for permanent and temporary workers, with separate facilities for men and women and families, bathrooms and kitchens. Sections of the farm are reserved areas, to promote biodiversity, reduce exposure to winds and soil erosion. Inga trees are used as a shade trees, and to fix nitrogen in the soil which is essential for plant and cherry growth. They have an expansive composting operation to make use of waste products, using redworm.