Caranavi, known as the Bolivian capital of coffee, is located in the lush forest of the Yungas region. This is where the famous Death Road follows the Andes Mountains from the dry Altiplano to the lush green forest of the Amazon jungle. All the exportable products from the region have to travel this treacherous road to be processed and exported from La Paz. This unique region has two climates and is home to the most fertile soil and consequently where the majority of coffee in Bolivia is produced. However, producers only plant two to four hectares of their plots with coffee trees, the rest remains wild forest. In 2019, our partners here won a Specialty Coffee Association award for ‘Best Sustainable Business Model’.
This natural processed coffee is outstanding and we were taken by its zingy upfront strawberry notes and likened the flavour to Starburst sweets. It has a rich and syrupy maple sweetness and a soft juicy body. An unusual and satisfying cup of coffee, whether brewed as filter or espresso.