Grown between 1,200 and 1,800 meters above sea level, this medium-bodied coffee offers fragrance notes of brown sugar and hazelnut.
It has a soft, citric acidity that rounds out into a sweet, milk-chocolate-like flavor. Medium body.
Small-scale Farmers from Cooperative Mejillones
This Bolivian coffee comes to us from a small cooperative of some 70 farmers who live in Bolivia’s Caranavi region. They are located in the eastern highlands of the country, east of Lake Titicaca. This is a primary region for organic coffee production in Bolivia.
The Mejillones cooperative is focused on coffee quality. Over the years, the co-op has hosted an internal competition to promote best practices in coffee production, and the Mejillones consistently ranks high in national cup competitions.
Focus on Coffee Education
Premiums earned from fair-trade and organic certifications are invested in farmer education. Much of the education is focused on improving members’ organic farming capacity.
Cooperative leaders also volunteer to train students about coffee at a local school in Calama. During a 2018 visit there, school children put on a musical presentation about fighting off coffee pests and caring for plants all the way through to harvest. Older students run their own test coffee plots at the school with guidance from Mejillones cooperative leaders.