90+ Find: Eulogio Luque -Kantutani (Bolivia) Microlot Roast. NEW ARRIVAL!
|Farm / Coop||Cima del Jaguar (Jaguar's Peak)|
|Farm Size||7 hectares|
|Varietals||Catuai (40%) Icatu(40%) Geisha (20%)
|Certifications||Grown using organic practices but not certified|
|Cup Notes||90 points. AROMA/FLAVOR: Sweet & minty, herbal, milk chocolate. ACIDITY: mild citric. OTHER: Clean & transparent, re-assuring flavor,
smooth finish. Classic Bolivian profile. Best as a medium roast.
Eulogio Luque Yana is married to Martha Escobar, and their son is named Diego. Eulogio has a passion for coffee; as he puts it, "coffee is in my blood." He works with his brother (Braulio) and sister in law (Aida), but they keep their coffees separate. They call their home, 5000+ feet above sea level, the "Cima del Jaguar", or Jaguar's Peak, after the wild Bolivian jaguars who also live there.
During Invalsa's first Bolivia origin/sourcing trip in September of 2011, we visited Cima del Jaguar, toured the farms, ate delicious ripe, red coffee cherries, and took plenty of pictures. We were treated to a camp-light dinner by the extended Luque family, as their homes do not yet have electricity. At night, some visitors claimed that they heard the roar of a jaguar, justifying the estate's name.
Our last visit was on March 2020, just before the Pandemic broke. Most of Eulogios's coffee is bought by a California roaster, under a long term purchase agreement. We keep just a few bags.
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