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This smallholder coffee named for the Agricafé project that won the 2019 SCA Sustainability Award comes from the Taipiplaya community in the traditional Bolivian coffee region of Caranavi.
  • SKU Bolivia Sol de la Mañana
  • Country Bolivia
  • Region within Country Taipiplaya, Caranavi
  • Elevation 1600-1800 m
  • Farm Sol de la Mañana
  • Farmer / Producer Name Fincas los Rodríguez
  • Buyer Michael Sheridan
  • Cultivar Caturra, Catuaí, Typica
  • Harvest Year 2018
Direct Trade 1
Single Origin 1
In Season 1
AppleDried FruitsDark Sugars

Bolivia Sol de la Mañana

It is hard to overestimate the impact of Sol de la Mañana, a project launched by the Rodríguez family to link smallholder coffee farmers in the Caranavi region of Bolivia with specialty coffee buyers like Intelligentsia.

The Rodríguez family operates 12 farms of its own in two different coffee-growing regions of Bolivia, known collectively as Fincas Los Rodríguez. Pedro Rodríguez and his children, Daniela and Pedro Pablo, also run Agricafé, Bolivia’s premier specialty coffee processing and export operation. Agricafé handles the coffees grown at Fincas Los Rodríguez, of course, but also processes coffees grown by small-scale family farmers in Carnavi, Bolivia’s best-known coffee region. Sol de la Mañana invests mightily in providing supplies and training a select group of several dozen of these growers to implement the Rodríguez family’s proven approach to boosting coffee productivity and quality.

I have been working with smallholder coffee farmers since 2004, and have been to more small-scale family farms than I can remember. I have never seen coffee plants as vigorous or productive as those of Sol de la Mañana participants, nor farms planned, executed, or managed with as much precision. Perhaps more important than Sol de la Mañana’s agronomic impact is its economic impact — it links farmers like the ones in Taipiplaya who grew this lot with buyers like Intelligentsia they would likely never reach otherwise.

Espresso

Espresso

All home and commercial espresso machines.

Turkish Grind

Turkish Grind

If you need a little bit coarser grind for your espresso machine or utilize this favorite preparation in eastern Europe.

Stovetop Espresso

Stovetop Espresso

Moka pots and stovetop espresso kettles need a very fine grind.

Cone Filter - Paper

Cone Filter - Paper

Most automatic and electric brewers utilize this grind setting.

Cone Filter - Gold

Cone Filter - Gold

Automatic brewers with reusable mesh filters, or a Kone manual brewing insert.

Universal

Universal

If you're buying for a friend, or are just not sure - this is a good grind for most drip brewers.

Technivorm

Technivorm

We found this excellent automatic brewer needed a bit coarser grind than other cone filter brewers.

Vacuum Brewer

Vacuum Brewer

For those with an electric or flame-heated vacuum brewer.

Flat Bottom - Paper

Flat Bottom - Paper

Any basket-style brewer, including automatic and Kalita wave manual brewing.

Flat Bottom - Gold

Flat Bottom - Gold

For automatic brewers with basket-style reusable filters.

French Press

Hario Dripper

Manual pourover cone brewing is a simple, no frills way of brewing.

Grind Type

French Press

A classic of immersion brewing. Select this grind for perfect classical preparation.

Chemex

Chemex

The iconic Chemex, this grind provides a perfectly paired offering for the special filters made for this brewer.

Percolator

Percolator

Our coarsest grind, this also provides a good pre-ground solution for cold brew at home.

Whole Bean

Whole Bean

For those with a grinder at home, we love freshly ground coffee! We prefer burr grinders for a more even brew.