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ORIGIN: CARANAVI, BOLIVIA
NOTES: LEMON GRASS, TROPICAL FRUIT, GREEN GRAPE
In 2018, the Taypiplaya colony joined the Sol De La Mañana program. This program was created by the Rodriquez family as a way to educate and train local producers with the skills needed to improve quality on their farms. The Rodriquez family was motivated to create this program because of the decline in coffee production in Bolivia. Many farmers were leaving the coffee industry to grow coca, which gave them more income security. Agricafe knew the outstanding potential of Bolivian coffee and hoped that through this program they would be able to transfer their knowledge to other local producers. This improves coffee quality and allowing producers to earn more for their crops, making growing coffee a sustainable way of life in Bolivia.
Producers in Taypiplaya grow Caturra, Catuai and Bourbon varieties and leave the remainder of their farms as wild forest. They then leave the cherry in anaerobic fermentation tanks for two days before being delivered to the wet mill.
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