Arcangel - Bolivia

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Origin:   Bolinda, just outside Caranavi.

Farm:  Finca El Arcangel, owned by the Rodriguez family.

Varietal:  Caturra

Processing: Natural


The last time we bought coffee from Bolivia, this farm didn’t even grow coffee! - which makes what they have managed to achieve here since first planting coffee in 2015 truly remarkable. 

This beautiful farm is surrounded by forest and these native trees are used as shade plants for the coffee. A very humid climate means that the farmers have to work extra hard to produce their coffee, with a lot of effort going into the drying process in particular. 

Despite all this, the farm has produced what can only be described as truly wonderful coffee. In the cup, you can expect a really clean coffee. The processing has been judged perfectly so that the flavours often associated with natural processing don’t dominate. What you have here is an absolute fruit bomb! It reminds us of parma violets and there are strawberry notes too. The whole experience is finished off with a wonderfully sweet, lingering chocolate finish. 

This coffee has got us all really excited and we know that you’re going to absolutely love it too.

In espresso, we were pulling 36g from a 18g dose in around 38 seconds, which includes a 6 second pre-infusion on the spring lever machine. We were using a 18g VST basket and flat burrs.

In filter, it's easy to brew in the Aeropress using our usual recipe and a 15g dose. In V60, an 11g dose and a slightly finer grind really brought out the violet notes.

Remember! - Shipping is now only £1.50 on our 250g bags, using First Class Royal Mail. If your order totals more than £35, then shipping by DPD is FREE!

You can also use the code cafecollect at checkout to collect your beans from our coffee shop on Bank Street in Sheffield, postage costs will then be deducted from your order total.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Super clean natural goodness

Excellent example of a super clean Bolivan natural. Flavours are excellent in pour over with 3:2 Deeside & Glaceau water.

Thanks Mark, your review is very much appreciated - and I'm sure others will appreciate you sharing your water secrets too! :)
Rocko rival?

Just finished my first cup of this - I should have waited a few days - it's only a couple of days post roast, but I'm not sure it can get any better than this. Right from the first waft on opening the bag I knew this was going to be special. It's like wine gums rolled in cocoa powder! Sweetness balanced nicely with a hint of natural funkiness. Aces.

Foundry's Rocko Mountain is my bean-of-the-year so far. This might just top it.

Couldn't agree more! - we recently ran out of Rocko (dont worry, fresh crop is not too far away) and so this coffee couldn't have been better timed. It gets even better after a bot of a rest too so you're in for a treat. Thank you for sending in your review, we really appreciate it. :)

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