Organic Bolivia CENAPROC Cooperative by Kickapoo Coffee Review |
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2009
Origin: Caranavi growing region, Bolivia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Nut, flowers and blackberryish fruit in the balanced though slightly muted aroma. In the cup rich wine-toned acidity, silky mouthfeel, sweetly tart lemon and blackberry notes soften toward chocolate as the cup cools. The blackberry fruit nuance carries into a long, rich finish.

Notes: Despite high growing elevations Bolivia coffees like this one tend toward a rounded richness rather than acidy brightness. Grown under a canopy of nitrogen-fixing, soil preserving Inga trees, with some citrus as well, by small-holding farmers of the CENAPROC cooperative. Although the words "Fair Trade" appear on the label of the attractive 12-ounce valve-topped can, judging by the absence of trademarked seal the coffee may not be certified Fair Trade by TransFair USA, the sole American certifier for the Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO). However, Kickapoo is affiliated with the Fair Trade Federation, a membership (rather than certifying) organization devoted to "providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide." Kickapoo Coffee is a Wisconsin micro-roaster devoted to organic and fair-trade principles and coffees. Visit or call 608-637-2022 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A deeply rounded and balanced breakfast cup.


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