This coffee was grown by producer Pedro Flores in the Caranavi region, the epicentre of coffee production in Bolivia. Pedro has lived in Caranavi since he was six, when his family was given a plot of land in a government initiative to encourage low-income families to move to the country and find new ways to build a living. Pedro began running the farm when he was just 14 years old, and started farming coffee when he was 18.
Like many producers in the area, Pedro used to sell his coffee to the local market, which meant low prices and little reliability. For the last decade, however, he has focused on producing specialty coffee. He was an early participant in the Sol de la Manaña program, which offers intensive training to Bolivian coffee producers to help improve their yield and quality. Pedro has since completely renovated his farm and now sells his top-grade coffees for higher, more sustainable prices to lucky coffee roasters like us!
This exceptional micro-lot was grown at the highest point on Pedro’s farm, which means the ripening process was slow, allowing sugars to develop evenly, and resulting in a sweet, clean and elegant coffee.