Bolivia | Floripondio | Batian Natural
Taste Notes: Orange, Raisin, Maple
Limited Edition 6oz bag (100 bags available)
Taste Notes: Orange, Raisin, Maple
Roast Profile: Medium
Relationship: 2 years: We first worked Floripondio and Agricafe during the PCA Cup of Excellence Auction in 2022
Agtron: 64.8 (Medium)
Producer: Finca Floropondio
Origin: Samaipata, Bolivia
Altitude: 1,710 masl
Roast Days & Orders
Roast Days & Orders
Next Roast Dates: (all coffee sent will be within five days of roast date)
- This a very limited coffee which may only be roasted once a month and is highly dependent on the number of orders that come in.
Confirmed Roast Dates:
Orders: All orders placed will be shipped the next day (excluding Sunday) if there is inventory; otherwise, your order will go out on our next roast day each Saturday.
Orange, Rasins, Maple
About The Coffee
We found the Floripondio coffee, auctioned in the "Exotics" category during the 2022 private Cup of Excellence auction. The coffee was remarkably clean, juicy taste with notes of orange and raisin, rounded out by a hint of maple body.
After tasting this coffee, we knew we found a lifelong partner in Bolivia. We were lucky enough to purchase not one but two “mini lot” offerings from Floripondio this year, both scoring over 88pts.
Batian, which was developed at the Coffee Research Station (now the Coffee Research Institute, CRI) in Ruiru, Kenya, is a resilient coffee variety that shows resistance to both coffee leaf rust and coffee berry disease. This distinctive coffee cultivar was officially introduced in Kenya in the year 2010. The creation of Batian involved a meticulous process of single-tree selections from the fifth filial (F5) generations, which were descendants of the male parent from certain Ruiru 11 progenies. Notably, Batian is a composite variety which combines genetic traits from three distinct pure-line varieties. The original crosses that contributed to Batian's genetic makeup encompassed SL28, SL34, Rume Sudan, N39, K7, SL4, and the Timor Hybrid.
As with all our specialty micro-lots, we recommend brewing Floripondio as a pour-over for the best taste experience, although it can also be enjoyed as a fun espresso with a dash of milk.
The Revival of Bolivian Coffee
Bolivia's coffee production dates back to 1880 when large landowners dominated the industry. However, despite its long history, the country has remained a minor player in the global market due to its limited production. In recent years, coffee exports from Bolivia have declined, dropping from 70,000 bags in 2010 to only 22,000 bags in 2019. To tackle this issue and ensure fair prices for coffee farmers, Agricafe has introduced two initiatives, the "Fincas Los Rodriguez" and the "Sol de la Mañana Program".
Agricafe is a Bolivian family-owned coffee company that produces coffee from its own farms and sources premium micro lots from small farmers in Los Yungas and Santa Cruz. Established in 1986 by Pedro Rodriguez, who was driven by his love for agriculture, Agricafe has become a leading player in South American specialty coffee. With over 36 years of experience in the coffee industry, Pedro is now joined by his daughter Daniela and son Pedro Pablo in running the company. Their goal is to revive and enhance Bolivian coffee by implementing producer training programs and expanding their farms across Los Yungas and Santa Cruz.
Seeking continuous improvement, Agricafe explores new methods, equipment, and techniques to achieve exceptional flavor and quality. The company focuses on handpicking the finest cherries, implementing strict production processes, and utilizing a slow drying method.
Agricafe prioritizes transparency throughout the entire process, from production to export. The company tracks every coffee bean from the farm to the point of shipment to ensure complete traceability of all micro lots. Maintaining traceability is of utmost importance to Agricafe.
Sustainability - economic, environmental, and social - is a top priority for Agricafe. The company supports and educates its local producers and invests in its own farms to achieve this goal.
Agricafe invests regularly in machinery and equipment to enhance the quality of its coffee. The company places emphasis on good manufacturing practices and strives to elevate Bolivian coffee culture to new heights.
Creating exceptional and flavorful coffees in Bolivia requires constant innovation and meticulous processes. Agricafe is constantly seeking new methods to produce a superior cup of coffee.
Agricafe processes and obtains coffee from the finest coffee-growing regions and values the diversity of the people it works with, their cultures, and the unique climatic conditions found in Bolivia.
Why the Cup of Excellence
As a small and growing coffee company that cares about sustainability, traceability, and rewarding coffee producers, the Cup of Excellence competition and private auctions are the perfect way to do so.
Learn why the CoE competition and private auctions can have a long-lasting impact on producers around the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the roast date printed?
Yes, our roast date is printed on the bottom of each bag.
Is the coffee roasted to order?
Yes, we currently roast all orders twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday).
Is coffee seasonal like produce?
Just like produce, coffee can have multiple seasons and harvests depending on the country of origin. We source all our raw materials during the current and optimal season.
Where do you currently source your coffee from?
Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Sumatra, Honduras, Nicaragua