This Bolivia Finca los Rodriguez Santa Cruz is 100% Caturra. It has a beautiful acidity and body, what you'd expect of a top grade, high grown Bolivian & has notes of green apple, tropical fruit and a silky caramel finish. Very moreish and a perfect filter...
The Los Rodriguez farms are situated in the ‘Los Yungas’ region around Caranavi, La Paz department, and Samaipata, Santa Cruz department. Los Yungas is the main traditional coffee growing region of Bolivia, while Samaipata is typically known for its wine production.
The Fincas Los Rodriguez journey began 35 years ago when founder and former banker Pedro Rodriguez pursued his passion in coffee. Initially starting out as a commercial enterprise, Pedro went on to become on of the pioneers of specialty coffee in Bolivia. Pedro owns and operates an export company called Agricafe with his daughter Daniela and son Pedro Pablo. In order to grow volumes, in 2012 Agricafe acquired land in Caranavi, Los Yungas with their dream of starting their own farm, Finca La Linda. They now own a total of 12 farms, 8 in Caranavi and 4 in Samaipata.
Agricafe also run a social program called “Sol De La Mañana” designed to motivate and train other smallholder producers in their region. It is meant 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. The idea is for them to learn best coffee practices and to be able to improve their lifestyle significantly, improving coffee cultivation in the country, and motivating others to go back to coffee farming. Currently the producers are initiating year 6, learning about pruning, which is a major and very significant part of coffee farming, producers never applied in traditional coffee farming.
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