Yungas, Santa Cruz and Beni
July - November
Coffee exports from Bolivia don’t even appear in official figures. Banana’s, potatoes, sugar cane and soybeans dominate agricultural exports. For a country the same size as Ethiopia, the amount of coffee grown is probably close to that of a large Brazilian estate. Coffee growing was encouraged by the Bolivian government and supported by the US as an alternative to coca mainly around 2011/2011.
High coffee prices at the time meant farmers found coffee attractive as a crop but as prices declined, coca rose in popularity again. Exact figures on how much coffee is grown is impossible to verify. Some South American exporters are working directly with specific farms and assisting with advice and training to produce speciality quality coffees.
Main coffee growing areas are Yungas, Santa Cruz and Beni. Out two organic coffees are from the Caranavi region.
- CapitalSucre [Constitutional capital. La Paz is the Govt capital
- Area1,098,581 sq km
- LanguageSpanish, Quechua, Aymara, Guarani
- Coffee Producing
AreaYungas, Santa Cruz and Beni
RegionsYungas, Santa Cruz and Beni
- Coffee VarietalsTypica, Caturra, Catuai, Icatu
- TerrainAndes Mountains with a highland plateau (Altiplano), hills, lowland plains of the Amazon Basin
- Altitude1192 MASL [median]
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