Bolivia produces a tiny amount of coffee compared to other countries in South America. In the 1990’s and 2000’s, foreign aid funded coffee washing stations & training programs on harvesting, drying, selecting beans, preventing fermentation and maintaining quality.
This coffee comes to us from a group of 35 small specialty coffee producers that are members of APROCAFE coop, in the region of Carrasco La Reserva. It is about 20 km from the town of Caranavi on the eastern ridge of the Andes Mountain range. Founded in 1999, APROCAFE has since been dedicated to ecological and Fair Trade certified coffee production.
Since 2018, APROCAFE has been involved in a new agrotourism project. As part of this project, visitors can tour the farms of these specialty coffee producers and even take part in some of the agricultural work, such as harvesting, pulping, drying, etc. This project is exclusively designed and managed by the young coffee producers of APROCAFE.