REGION: Agua Rica
ALTITUDE1,540m - 1,650m above sea level
VARIETYz: Red Caturra
OWNER: Los Rodriguez
FamilyFARM SIZE35 hectares (10 of which are planted with coffee)
Cup Profile : Pear, Milk chocolate, Sultana. Lingering cocoa on the finish
El Fuerte is located in a new growing region in Bolivia called Samaipata which is located in the easterly department of Santa Cruz at the foot of the Bolivian Andes.The farm sits on the edge of the national park Amboro, 20km east of the town Samaipata, and around three hours away from the town of Santa Cruz. A scenic road that runs along a beautiful river leads to the small town that attracts Bolivians and foreigners alike. It is a popular base for nature walks and the World Heritage El Fuerte Aztec ruins, after which the farm was named.El Fuerte is owned by the Rodriguez family, who also has a business called Agricafe, which produces coffee from its own farms and also sources quality micro-lots from small producers in the Yungas region.