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Are you ready to embark on a coffee journey to Bolivia? Join me and Casper as we explore two unique coffees for our subscription package. Bolivia may be a young player in the coffee production industry, starting only in the 1970s. However, with the help of the USAID program, the country experienced a boost in coffee plantations and production around 2000. Sadly, the production has declined since then due to soil depletion and lack of enrichment.

But don’t worry, we have sourced these exceptional coffees from the Rodriguez family, who have been making a difference in the Bolivian coffee scene. They have implemented innovative farming techniques and educated local farmers on pruning, fertilizing, and improving crop quality. This investment in knowledge and sustainable practices has reinvigorated coffee production in Bolivia.

Now let’s dive into the two coffees we have for you. The first one is from the Rodriguez family’s farm, while the other is from a program called Sol de Mañana. The Sol de Mañana program was created to address the coffee crisis in Bolivia, where production significantly declined over the years. Due to the ease of coca production, many farmers switched to growing coca leaves instead. However, the Rodriguez family saw the potential in the area’s coffee and started the program to teach farmers improved farming methods.

The coffee from Rodriguez family’s farm is processed using a Coco Natural method. This unique process involves slow drying the coffee cherries, which results in a distinct fruity character. The cherries are first dried inside, covered, for seven days, and then moved to special Coco Dryers for 35 hours. This meticulous drying process helps retain the coffee’s flavor and minimizes fermentation.

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On the other hand, the Sol de Mañana coffee undergoes an anaerobic washed process. The coffee cherries are fermented in tanks without air, allowing for a unique flavor profile. After fermentation, the cherries are depulped and washed, resulting in a clean and fruity cup of coffee.

If you want a milder and well-balanced experience, start with the Sol de Mañana coffee. It offers subtle fruitiness with floral notes, a nice body, sweetness, and a clean finish. But if you’re ready for an intense and explosive flavor experience, dive into the Rodriguez coffee. It has a heavy and syrupy texture, bursting with fruity acidity. Think rum raisin, chocolate with plum, dried apricot, and fresh fruit – all combined in one cup.

Whether you prefer brewing these coffees as filters or espresso, you’re in for an exciting ride. Dial in the perfect ratio and experiment with different techniques to amplify the intensity or find the sweet spot that suits your taste preferences. Get ready to savor the rich flavors these Bolivian coffees have to offer.

Join us on this coffee adventure and discover the magic of Bolivian coffee. Visit Marmalade Cafe to explore our subscription packages and try these exquisite coffees for yourself. Thank you for joining us today, and we’ll see you next time with two new delicious coffees to explore.

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