Let us introduce you to our Bolivian Coffee Partners - The Rodriguez family.
The Rodriguez family's journey with Agricafe is a remarkable one and we love to share stories from origin.
The coffee is farmed in a region which has unique dual climate and fertile soil to create an ideal environment for coffee farming. The decision of the Rodriguez family to preserve a significant portion of their land as untouched forest is a testament to their commitment to sustainability and preserving the natural ecosystem.
Agricafe's history, from renting wet mills to constructing their own and then branching out into coffee farming, demonstrates their dedication to the coffee industry. Their contribution to coffee farming and production in the Caranavi region is significant, providing employment opportunities for local communities.
The family's emphasis on sustainable practices and their recognition with the SCA Sustainability award showcases their commitment to environmental and social responsibility.
Agricafe's involvement in cutting-edge agronomy research and their success with innovative grafting techniques and different coffee varieties is a testament to their dedication to improving coffee quality and production. Their exploration of grafting Java and Geisha onto Robusta root systems and subsequent renovation of their land with these varieties shows their forward-thinking approach.
The detailed coffee processing routine, from wet milling to mechanical drying with a simulated day/night light cycle, highlights their precision and commitment to quality. Their experimentation with yeast usage and extending drying bed capacity demonstrates their continuous quest for improvement.
Despite challenges like heavy pre-harvest rain, their ability to produce high-quality naturals this year speaks to their expertise and adaptability in coffee production.
The final export process through the Arica port in Chile and their use of Ecotact and jute bags further emphasizes their commitment to sustainability and quality control.
Overall, the Rodriguez family and Agricafe's story in Caranavi is an inspiring example of a family-owned enterprise that has made significant contributions to the coffee industry while prioritizing sustainability and quality.