Bolivia is a country with enormous potential to become a world class speciality coffee producing country. It’s climate, altitude and fertile land make it a perfect place to grow coffee, however the overall export of coffee is declining every year.
With the economy struggling and the price for coffee unable to out-do that of coca, farmers aren’t to blame for exchanging their crop. However, in recent years external funding has brought new washing stations to the country alongside incentives for farmers to grow higher quality coffee like the introduction of the cup of excellence.
The traceability of Bolivian coffee is very good, and most coffees can be traced right the way back to the individual farm or cooperative. This makes for some unique coffees.
Predominantly clean in the cup they sometimes struggle to obtain sharp acidity but have a wonderful sweet-toned finish and overall balanced.