Arcangel - Bolivia


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Ah, Bolivian coffee. Sourcing coffee from this exciting origin can be something of a rollercoaster ride. There's more info about all that down below, but for now, let's tell you about this delicious washed coffee. 

First up, this coffee absolutely shines when brewed in espresso and served in those espresso based milk drinks we all love so much. Your flat white will explode with huge chocolate, orange and stone fruit notes.

Some coffee just comes to life when combined with milk, and this is one of them. 

In filter, expect a clean, solid offering that again offers up orange notes but this time with a little green apple acidity and a caramel sweetness. 

This is easily the cleanest coffee we've tasted from Bolivia in several years. Enjoy. 

Origin: Caranavi, Bolivia.

Varietal: Caturra.

Processing: Washed

Roast degree: Medium (

Suitable for: All Brew Methods (read more). Best as espresso with milk. 

Q Score: 85.5 (what's this?)

You can get more sensory information about the coffee by looking at the diagrams in the images above. If you need to know how these work, just click here.

Do you need a recipe? - we're not sure you do! (see what we're on about here). We're always happy to help if we can - just drop us a line using the message icon in the bottom right corner of this screen! We also have sample grind size packs available to help you get your grinder dialled in for all our recommended brew methods. You can order yours here

IMPORTANT: Please read our short Coffee Bean Care Guide here

Want to know more about this coffee? Read on......

El Arcángel was planted in 2015 and had its first harvest in 2017. One of the things that’s unique about the farm is that the red and yellow caturras were grown separately from the other varieties so that the distinctive qualities of each are preserved and highlighted in each lot.

The farm gets its name from an unusually large and majestic tree that sits at the highest point of the farm appearing to observe the land from on high, resembling the protector archangel. The coffee was planted here in such a way that leads to harmonious growth and harvesting practices. It is felt to be a place of great peace; an oasis that exudes beauty and tranquillity as if watched over by a divine presence.

Bolivia general info: Bolivia has an interesting coffee history and although it was exporting close to 85,000 bags in the early 2000s, Bolivian coffees almost disappeared at the end of the last decade. In 2018, only 23,300 bags were exported. A tiny portion of these were sold as Specialty grade. The reasons for this are multiple but the main one was the coffee rust that hit the coffee regions very hard and decimated many farms.

Caranavi known as the capital of coffee is located in the lush forest of the Yungas region. This is where the famous Death Road follows the Andes Mountains from the dry Altiplano to the lush green forest of the Amazon jungle. All the exportable products from the region have to travel this treacherous road to be processed and exported from La Paz. In the 1950s, the government gave parcels of 10 hectares of tropical land to people and as a consequence, many people moved to Caranavi region and became farmers. This unique region has two climates and is home to the most fertile soil and consequently where the majority of coffee in Bolivia is produced nowadays. 

Remember! - Shipping by DPD is FREE on orders which contain more than 1kg of coffee. You can mix and match varieties and bag sizes however you please. Single 250g bags go by Royal Mail 24 Large Letter Post and cost £1.95. To see all shipping options, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews

Not much else to add to the other reviews posted already, but this coffee is fantastic. Brewing with the Kalita I'm getting massive strawberry notes alongside the creamy chocolate finish, probably the best coffee I've had from Foundry, and I've had a few!

Thanks James, really glad to hear you are liking the coffee!:)


Arcangel - Bolivia

My new favourite

What an amazing bean, floral, fruity and chocolaty. Gorgeously bright as espresso but I'm mostly having it with milk as a flat white. It tastes like a really rich bar of fruit laden dark chocolate. Highly recommended.

Thanks Jon, glad to hear you are enjoying the Arcangel. It is spectacular coffee, thats for sure!

Great clean coffee with intensity of natural processed beans

As other reviews have mentioned, it's a very fruity coffee.
Had some creamy strawberry on the nose. Good brightness balanced by its sweetness.
I just made my first cup of this coffee with V60 and even though I still need to fine tune the recipe a bit, you can't really go wrong with this one.

Thanks for your review Anthony - glad you are enjoying the coffee. I'm sure there are new flavour delights awaiting once you get your recipe perfected for this one. :)

Mark Evans
Sensational Deep Taste

Just opened my bag of Arcangel - Bolivia coffee and put 18g/37g through my Sage Dual Boiler with milk and wow it is stunning. If you like strawberries and chocolate you will love this, it has a rich and deep flavour right up my street, gonna Aeropress my next cup see what that tastes like.

Thanks Mark! Really appreciate you spending the time leaving a review and always so good to hear when people are really enjoying the beans. Happy brewing, we've had some amazing results with the Arcangel both as pour-over and in Aeropress too. :)