Bolivia

Finca Sol De La Manana

Tasting notes

Madeira Wine / Apricot Jam / Banana Bread

Bolivia

Finca Sol De La Manana

Tasting notes

Madeira Wine / Apricot Jam / Banana Bread

Farm

Finca Sol De La Manana

Farmers

Smallholders

Region

La Paz, Caranavi

Altitude

1530 - 1740 masl

Process

Natural

Variety

Caturra

Clear

DESCRIPTION

Finca Sel De La Mañana is situated in the Los Yungas region around Caranavi and Samaipata. Los Yungas is the main traditional coffee growing region of Bolivia, while Samaipata is typically known for its wine production.  Around 60 years ago, Bolivia started producing coffee on a commercial scale, before then, coffee farms were managed in a very traditional way, meaning that producers would leave the farms in nature’s  hands and only act during harvest season to pick cherries.

Bolivia’s harvest in the Andes is between June and November, where the tropical climate and high altitude provide an excellent terroir to cultivate Arabica. These optimum conditions when paired with correct processing, selective picking, delicate controlled drying, and an offset harvest time, has enabled Bolivia to stand out on the international market.

This smallholder selection is part of the Sol De La Mañana program run by Agricafe in Bolivia. The program is designed to work like a small school, and it takes 7 years for them to graduate. The producers are guided through every step of coffee farming, starting with the nursery, planting, harvesting, pest prevention, pruning as well as financial management. They learn the best coffee practices and are to be able to improve their lifestyle significantly, improving coffee cultivation in the country, and motivating others to get into coffee farming.

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