$18.00 – $59.00
This very special peaberry micro-lot comes from producers of the Sol de la Mañana progam. These small producers are some of the best producers in Bolivia. They are based in the Caranavi region, and have been hand selected to participate in the program based on their commitment to quality.
The first of its kind in the country, the Sol de la Manaña program is aimed at sharing knowledge and technical assistance with local producers to create better quality coffees in higher quantities and in doing so help them obtain sustained longterm profitability. The program was established by Agricafe – and was the brainchild of its founder, Pedro Rodriguez and his family. The ultimate aim of the program is try to ensure that coffee production continues to exist in Bolivia (it has faced rapid decline in recent years) and ensure that it is, and can continue to be a viable and sustainable crop for producers in the region for many years to come.
The Sol de la Mañana program came about in 2012 after a group of local small producers approached Pedro Rodriguez and asked for help. They were desperate, facing incredibly low and decreasing yields, and barely making ends meet. After months of planning, the Sol de la Mañana program was born. The goal was simple: to help these small producers improve both the quality and even more critically, yield, of their farms. Most of the small farms in the area produced around of 2.5 bags per hectare of coffee (this volume was at an all time low, due to leaf rust, ageing trees and basic farming practices). Given that most small producers owned 3 -5 hectares of coffee, this meant that they were surviving on the income of as little as 10 bags of coffee per year. To make coffee a sustainable crop for these producers, it was identified that they would need to yield 30 – 35 bags of coffee per hectare. The Sol de la Manana program was set up to try to address this issue, and also help to improve quality to ensure high prices could be paid for their production.
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Aeropress, Commercial Espresso, Domestic Espresso / Stovetop, Filter, Plunger, Syphon, Turkish, Whole Beans
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