Bolivian coffee is hard to come by. Agricafe is the leading producer of specialty, single origin and microlot coffees in Bolivia, and is owned and operated by the Rodriguez family. As a whole, Bolivia only exports about 20,000 bags of coffee each year (that’s about 72 shipping containers), so to be able to share this coffee via a Farm to Cup relationship is special, to say the least. This offering from Fincas Los Rodriguez is aptly named High Road Bolivia. In a mug of High Road, you’ll experience a medium, smooth body reminiscent of Chardonnay, with creamy, citric notes of lemon custard, and sweet notes of honey, melon, and stone fruit.
For 35 years, the Rodriguez family has been sourcing and exporting coffee, but due to the reduction of coffee production, made the decision to invest in planting their own farms to ensure a supply of high quality coffee and future sustainability. As of 2020, they have 12 farms, 8 in Caranavi, Los Yungas in La Paz, and 4 in Samaipata in Santa Cruz, which adhere to high quality standards. The ‘Fincas Los Rodriguez’ project not only acts as a constant source of coffee production, but also represents a real world example of local producers showing what can be achieved with good planning and modern farming techniques.
This particular offering from the Rodriguez family comes from their Fincas Caranavi of the Fincas Los Rodriguez in Caranavi, Los Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia, and underwent a washed process. The road to Caranavi, Camino a Caranavi, is known as a treacherous one, with sheer cliff on one side, and a drop on the other, but the journey is well worth it. Take the High Road and grab a bag of this beautiful Bolivian offering before it’s gone.
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