Caranavi is known as the Bolivian capital of coffee and is located in the lush forest of the Yungas region. This is where the famous Death Road follows the Andes Mountains from the dry Altiplano to the lush green forest of the Amazon jungle. All of the exportable products from the region have to travel this treacherous road to be processed and exported from La Paz. In the 1950s, the government gave parcels of 10 hectares of tropical land to citizens and as a consequence, many people moved to the Caranavi region and became farmers. This unique region has two climates and is home to the most fertile soil, which is consequently where the majority of coffee in Bolivia is produced nowadays. However, producers only plant 2 to 4 hectares of their plots with coffee trees, the rest remains as wild forest. The natural and honey processed coffees from Arcangel dry on beds for a week, before they are placed into mechanical dryers that recreate day and night light to ensure a low and consistent drying without any rain issues.
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