VARIETY: RED CATUAI
FLAVOURS: BLACK TEA, HONEY, APPLE
Perched alongside a steep hillside wrapping across a deep valley in the terrifying Bolivian Andes is Finca Takesi. The Bolivian Andes are impressive, with surging rivers chiselling valleys and paths through snow capped peaks reaching unfathomable heights.
Generally, the higher the altitude, the slower the cherry maturation and the sweeter and more complex the coffees. With coffee planted at close to 3000 masl, there is no coffee farm higher in altitude than Takesi. The growing conditions at this altitude are punishing, challenging and almost genetically unique, which makes coffee produced at Takesi amongst the most exclusive, sought-after and delicious in the world.
Finca Takesi’s coffees are truly world class, have an exotic flavour profile, and an absolute luxury to experience. Through our dedication to quality, relationship and recognition, we have been granted exclusive Canadian partnership to Takesi, making us one of 6 roasters in the world with access.
On our last visit in to Takesi, Ben saw firsthand the incredible amount of work Mariana Ilturrade (the owner of Agro Takesi) and the manager Juan Condarco have to put in at these altitudes to produce the world-class Gesha, Typica and Catuai that they grow.