So as that title say’s this is going to be a very small post, but sprucing up this blog, I read over some of the older posts (I really think you should too, I used to write some ok stuff), and I realised I had not told you there latest news and what is happening at Machacamrca in Bolivia. In fact it had been a while since I updated myself.
The post inspired me to pop an email to Lupe as its an age since I caught up with her. She tells me that the farm is coming back, more importantly her relationships with the local community is being repaired, and that this year they have been able to produce the tiniest amount of coffee (just 50lbs) of coffee. Most of it will be distributed between the family, but luckily Lupe says I am family so I expect the tiniest amount of coffee.
Large areas of the farm are either dead (a whole bunch got flooded and rotted) or are inaccessible because the weeds and brush have simply overtaken them. Almost all areas will have to be cut back, so we don’t expect a half-decent harvest until 2016. We hope that next year we will have a few hundred pounds of coffee but from acorns. The good thing is Machacamarca is back and we look forward to tasting this amazing coffee. We haven’t give up and neither has Lupe and Mario.
So we hope to have some of this coffee this year, how much ? well it will be 10-20 250g bags if that. How we sell it I have no idea, but I’d like to help Lupe and Mario with the clear up, so all ideas are gratefully received.