Bolivia Irupana Fausto Machaca – *52010* – 27101 – GrainPro Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

Price $4.65 per pound

Bag Weight 152.42 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 9

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Plum, nougat, almond, dark chocolate

About this coffee

Grower

Fausto Machaca

Altitude

1502 masl

Variety

Caturra

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Irupana municipality, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Process

Fully washed and dried on raised beds

Harvest

July - October

Certification

Organic

Coffee Background

Coffee has been in Bolivia for hundreds of years, but now a new generation of coffee farmers dedicated to producing high-quality coffee are taking the stage in Bolivia. For the first time in the country’s history, green coffee production has funding and support from the federal government, fueling the search for knowledge among dedicated young coffee professionals. The epicenter in the rise of Bolivian specialty coffee is in the los Yungas region, where most farms were first established after a wave of migration to the region caused by Bolivia’s Agrarian Revolution in the 1950s. And nearly a century later this lot emerges from a single small farm belonging to Fausto Machaca and his family. The 4-acre farm located near Caranaví in the Irupana municipality. Fausto and his family have been growing coffee in the Yungas region of Bolivia for over 50 years. Fausto carefully harvests the cherry, depulps, ferments, washes, and dries the coffee on patios and raised beds. Since Bolivia is a landlocked coffee producing country, farmers need help getting their coffee to the international market. Felix Chambi Garcia through his leadership role at the San Juan cooperative has become an important figure, helping producers with the logistics of moving coffee to the dry-mill where quality and traceability are protected during the preparation for export.