El Fuerte, Bolivia
La Fuerte sits at about 1,540 metres above sea level in a completely new coffee growing region called Samaipata, which is in the Santa Cruz, one of the most easterly departments in Bolivia. Rice, timber, and natural gas are the primary drivers of industry in this part of Bolivia, but Pedro Rodriguez, owner of El Fuerte, recognised that Samaipata had the perfect conditions to produce exceptional coffee, with high altitudes, nutrient-rich soil and a similar climate to that of Caranavi.
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