Ciudad Bolivar

by Those Coffee People

Chocolate, panela, citrus fruits and almonds

Process: Washed
Annual Production Capacity: 100 TON
Project Name: La Girondita
Town: Ciudad Bolivar
Altitude: 1950- 2100
Variety: Castillo
Roast Suggestion: Medium Dark roast
Preparation Suggestion: Espresso, French Press

Why Choose this Coffee?

Ciudad Bolivar is a small town in Colombia that has been producing premium coffee for over 50 years. La Girondita produces this premium coffee aiming to bring the best coffee from this area to you, wherever you are. This coffee is perfect for entering the specialty coffee industry while maintaining in a good price.

Special Farming Practices

Even though Ciudad Bolivar is produced in a region where the predominant production is traditional coffee, Ciudad Bolivar is cultivated at a higher altitude, reaching 2.100 meters above sea level. This altitude requires special practices to ensure the plants can thrive in the cooler and more challenging conditions found at the elevation. One of them is shade-grown cultivation. This involves planting coffee trees under the shade of taller trees or other crops.

Why Support the Farmer

Jorge Willaim is dedicated to making sure that every cup of coffee you drink from us is as perfect as possible. He works with producers who share their values and beliefs around hard work and persistence.

Higher Altitude Coffee

Coffee that is grown at higher altitudes is generally considered to be of higher quality. This is because coffee plants that grow at higher elevations are exposed to cooler temperatures, which slows down the ripening process and allows the coffee cherries to develop more complex flavors.

In addition, coffee plants that grow at higher altitudes are often grown in nutrient-rich soil, and receive more rainfall and sun exposure. These conditions can lead to coffee beans that are denser and more flavorful. Ciudad Bolivar is a great example of this nutrient-rich soil, although it’s harvested at the same farm as traditional coffee, the sensory profile is more complex with orange and dark chocolate notes.

With this Coffee We Impact the following SDGs:

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In comparison to the FNC buy rate, TCP pays 18% above fair market value

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Jorge William seeks to reduce inequalities through formal employment generation


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