This coffee was produced by Pedro Rodriguez outside the town of Caranavi, Bolivia, 1,432 metres above sea level. Through Pedro's business Agricafe, he works tirelessly to build up the quality of, and market for, Bolivian specialty coffee.
When it became clear in recent years that many farmers were pulling up their coffee trees and instead planting coca for the illegal drug trade, Pedro decided to establish model farms – to guarantee supply, and to demonstrate to farmers what can be achieved with the application of modern farming techniques and a scientific approach.
La Linda was the first of 12 farms the Rodriguez family established. As Pedro’s colleague (and daughter) Daniela told us, “Starting with our own knowledge and making plenty of mistakes, La Linda has turned into one of our biggest success stories. What we learnt in La Linda has developed and shaped the plans for our future farms.”
This coffee is a very special and tiny micro-lot. With its floral notes and intense sugary sweetness, it jumped out at us on the cupping (tasting) table when we visited Bolivia last year.