Bolivian Coffee Beans

Region: South America
Profile: Sweet, fruity, bright
Production: 12 million lbs (0.1% global production)
Global Rank: 42
Varieties: 95% Arabica, 5% Robusta, 0% Liberica

Bolivian Coffee Overview

Bolivia is a Central American country about three times the size of Montana with two ranges of the Andes Mountains inside its borders. This gives the country three distinct regions:

  • Mountain regions
  • Semitropical mountain slopes
  • Tropical lowlands

Of these three, its the semitropical slopes that produce 95% of Bolivia’s coffee, which is overwhelmingly Arabica.

Like many other nations with ideal yet challenging geographies, Bolivia has poor infrastructure that makes post-harvest quality control an issue. While this relegated the country to being an afterthought in blends, increasingly we’re seeing higher quality Bolivian coffee beans hitting the market.

Bolivian Coffee Beans: Detailed Review

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!