Inside of the region of Caranavi, Bolivia, is a small, remote community of about 35 families called, Illimani. After selling their coffee only locally, they've recently begun bringing their coffee to the Buena Vista Mill in Caranavi, where they have been receiving much higher prices for their parchment coffee. This connection has also brought about more education and better infrastructure for washed processing their coffees, thus greatly improving quality.
The Illimani is an extremely clean cup, with a very accessible and pleasing flavour profile. Expect notes of milk chocolate, hazelnut, and citrus. The acidity in this coffee is tame but structured, making it a delicious brew, or single-origin espresso.
Varietal: Typica, Caturra, Catuai
Harvested: October 2012