Caranavi is a province in the La Paz department of western Bolivia. It is located on the Andean Plateau, which is the most extensive high plateau on Earth outside Tibet. The mild climates and decent annual rainfall make for ideal coffee growing conditions. As of 2003, Caranavi is the main source for Bolivian coffee production.
This coffee is sourced from Lucia Mamani in Uchumachi, Caranavi. The farm was established by Lucia’s late husband Valeria Uluri in 1987, and Lucia has been managing the farm with her son and daughter-in-law since 2016. The farm is now ten hectares and alongside the coffee Lucia grows citrus, banana, potatoes and yucca.
The resulting cup reminds us of plum, nutella and vanilla.