Cenaproc by Another Name
Some of you may remember Cenaproc from years past. The story of arduous transport of coffee on dangerous roads from remote parts of Bolivia has been told and re-told. I haven't personally looked down the steep cliffs of the "death road" that coffee travels, but the idea makes an impression. And helps me to appreciate the effort that goes into to making this coffee great ... and getting it here, as well.
We're welcoming back coffee from the Cenaproc cooperative, which we're calling Nueva Llusta this year to drill down even more to the community from which the coffee comes. Currently, the co-op has about 171 members that come from three main areas close to their wet mill in Caranavi – Nueva Llusta, Nueva Cannan, and Libertador. This year's selection comes from a total of 34 top-notch producers in and around Nueva Llusta.
Our coffee department has found that these lots – processed on individual producers' farms – are the best Cenaproc offers. In a sense, Nueva Llusta is a collection of microlots that are the culmination of multiple years of hard work between the cooperative and Counter Culture. As a result, Nueva Llusta offers a burst of juiciness along with notes of baking chocolate, dried cherry, and raisin.