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Why Is Organic Bolivia 'Colonial Caranavi' Fair-Trade So Popular?

One of our more popular coffees, Organic Bolivia 'Colonial Caranavi' Fair-Trade coffee is back in stock. We sell out of this highly popular coffee every year. But why is it so popular? Let's take a look.

Bolivia Colonial Caranavi

Interesting Name

The name 'Colonial Caranavi' is interesting, but where did it come from? The farmers who grow our 'Colonial Caranavi' are known as Colonials. Back in the 1950s, wealthy landowners took over the region of La Paz, Bolivia. They confiscated the land from the native people, enslaving them in the process.

The government stepped in and, in 1991, the land was reverted back to the ownership of the original families. At this time, they were given the moniker "Colonials." The name Caranavi comes from the capital of the province in Bolivia where these farms are located. And that's the history of the name 'Colonial Caranavi'.

The Land

The area where our Bolivia 'Colonial Caranavi' Fair-Trade grows is at the southern end of the Andes Mountains. The elevation is around 5,800 feet and the climate is humid and hot. It is considered a subtropical forest and is rugged, lush, and beautiful with primarily fragrant mahogany trees surrounding the farms. Nearby, farmers also tend orange, lemon, and other fruit trees which impart some of the flavors that can be found in this coffee.

The Farmers

The farmers are now completely independent, no longer reliant on the wealthy landowners their farms surround. The roughly 40 small farms work hard to provide organic coffee using all-natural fertilization and pest reduction. They have worked on improving cultivation to better their environment while increasing their production.

Purchasing from farmers who take part in fair-trade practices ensures the farmers, their farms, their families, and their communities all benefit with a fair price paid.

The Beans

Organic Bolivia 'Colonial Caranavi' Fair-Trade is made of Typica and Bourbon cultivars. The coffee cherries ripen during three harvest periods and are harvested by hand. Once the cherries have been picked, they are dried on raised bed patios, where they are constantly tended and raked to ensure even drying.

Once the beans are shipped and arrive at CoffeeAM we store them until there is an order. We then lightly roast these beans to allow the natural flavors to shine through. You will find light fruity flavors along with nutty and malted notes along with a slight milk chocolate finish.

With this mouthwatering flavor profile, it's no surprise that this coffee has such a loyal following and sells out each year. Don't miss out on your chance to try our Organic Bolivia 'Colonial Caranavi' Fair-Trade. The light brightness makes it a perfect choice during these hot summer days.

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