SINGLE ORIGIN EL PUENTE CATUAI
Purple Grape & Brown Sugar
FARM: El Puente
Marysabel Caballero is a fourth-generation coffee farmer and producer, part of a blood-line of growers stretching back to the beginning of the 20th Century and her great-grandfather.
Along with her husband Moises Herrera, Marysabel runs El Puente, a 200-hectare farm in the region of Chinacla in La Paz.
The Caballero’s are committed to paying a higher wage to their employees, a strategy that ensures their skilled workers return season after season.
As growers, the Caballero’s have focused mainly on the Catuai varietal. Catuai is a traditional cultivar of the region but has fallen out of favour for more easy-growing varietals that are more resistant to disease. El Puente has also experimented with Gesha varietals. Their 2016 release took first-place at the Cup of Excellence and broke the record for the highest price ever at auction.
This coffee from El Puente is fruity, sweet, vibrant, and complex when brewed any way, but truly shines as an espresso. You’ll taste deeply fruity notes of purple grape and sweet brown sugar on the finish.