OUR MISSION: To produce high-end specialty coffee benefiting the land and people of Bolivia.
Request custom roasted coffee to your tastes and brewing preferences (regular, green, or espresso).
If you want to adopt a grove of trees, you can even have a private label on the coffee bags
that come from your grove.
For every tree you adopt, we will plant a second one to help reforest precious land that is being clear-cut for coca production to make cocaine.
We pay our farm hands high wages that compete with the coca growers in Bolivia, providing steady work and a viable alternative to cocaine production to improve the lives of families and communities.
We are also partnering with the Melting Pot Foundation of Bolivia and the
Gustu Restaurant, sister restaurant to Noma, to provide opportunities to underserved youth to gain experience in the high-end culinary industry.
In previous blogs we have already covered some of the reasons which contributed to the decline of production and exports of Bolivian coffee over the past ten years. The primary reasons mentioned were competition with coca production, disease such as the coffee rust, and inadequate management. The cumulative result is that coffee exports declined from a peak of 120,000 70kg bags per year more than ten years ago to under 30,000 bags last year. Another factor which will put more pressure on exports, especially those of higher quality coffee is the current boom of local consumption. We are experiencing an unprecedented explosion of new coffee shops, some are very sophisticated, in all urban areas in the major cities of La Paz,...