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After our stunning visit at the Takesi farm, Casper and I meet up with the Daniela and Pedro Pablo Rodriguez from Agricafé to drive to Caranavi. It was a breath-taking 4-hour drive going on narrow roads from the steep and rocky mountains at Takesi to the very green, fertile and almost wave-like mountains the surrounded Caranavi. In Caranavi the Rodriguez family run the mill Agricafé. At the mill they both process coffees from their own seven farms, these coffees go under the name Fincas Los Rodriguez. But they also process and buy cherries from small farmers from the area and these coffees are referred to as Finca Buena Vista. We were here to cup this year’s harvest and try to decide what to bring back home, so we spend the most of our time here cupping at their beautiful cupping room with the view over the mountains surrounding Caranavi. In the cupping, we were presented with a lot of different coffees from both Fincas Los Rodriguez and Finca Buena Vista. We were impressed with the quality of the cupping that was exceptionally high, and they also showed a broad diversity of coffees. We started out with two tables of washed coffees all very clean, sweet and aromatic. After few got to taste a few Geishas from the area and then their Coco Naturals Once again it was the Coco Naturals that for us took the spotlight on the cupping tables. Aromas were fruity and fragrant, and the coffee was sweet, acidic and complex. The idea behind Coco Naturals is as we previously have described dehydrating the cherry instead of just drying it. The way the process works is that the cherries are dried on raised beds under a special UV-filter shade for the first days and then after this, they are finished in the Coco Dryers for a slowly and consistently drying/dehydration. After the cupping, we took a quick look at the facilities. Once again the Rodriguez family has invested in new coco-driers to make sure they can keep up with the demand.

Coconut

White Tea

Pomegranate

Chocolate

Green Grape

Type

Single Origin

Origin

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Caranavi, Bolivia

Roast

Medium-Light

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Caturra

Process

Natural

Altitude

1650m

Farm

Rodriguez Family Farm

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