|Notes||Red grape, blackcurrant and honey|
INFORMATION ON THE ORIGIN
With the Las Alasitas and Kusillo coffees, Café Pista introduces a new origin to its menu: Bolivia. This magnificent South American country is a coffee producer little known to the general public, and yet its climate and very high altitude make it a particularly interesting origin. But these coffees are not only remarkable for their provenance, they are also the very first direct import for Café Pista. A little over two years after the start of our roasting operations, we are extremely proud to be able to offer for the first time two exclusive coffees, which we have selected and bought directly from their producers at a price more than 4 times higher than market price.
Las Alasitas coffee comes from Bolinda in the province of Caranavi, located in western Bolivia. Located about 150 kilometers north of the Bolivian capital, Finca Las Alasitas is housed on the sides of a mountainous valley of the Andes, at the gateway to the Amazon rainforest. Its altitude, its climate, and the richness of its soil allow this region to produce extremely delicate, floral and very sweet coffees. La Finca Las Alasitas is one of the farms owned by Agricafe.
Founded about 30 years ago by Pedro Rodriguez, Agricafe is now run by Pedro and his two children, Daniela and Pedro Pablo, and represents a total of nearly 1000 producers. Along with its own production activities, Agricafe offers logistical and financial support to the producers it represents, in addition to training them in sustainable agricultural practices and enabling them to increase the quality of their harvests. The passionate work of Pedro, Daniela and Pedro Pablo has also enabled Agricafe to become an extraordinary showcase for specialty coffee in Bolivia, thus giving its producers the possibility of accessing the specialty coffee market and benefiting from premium prices well above market prices.
In 2019, Agricafe was honored with the Specialty Coffee Association's Best Sustainable Business Model award, recognizing decades of investment in establishing an inspiring sustainable and social production model. After several months of discussion with Daniela Rodriguez in 2020, we had the opportunity to select two lots from the current harvest. We bought these lots directly from Agricafe and we entrusted the transport to the company Royal Coffee.
Fruity and delicate, it offers a complex tasting in both espresso and filter.
This very sweet and fruity coffee tastes of red grapes and blackcurrant, on a texture reminding us of honey.