Bolivian coffee harvest runs from April below 1,000 masl to October up to 2,000 masl.
Hernan Quispe is an individual producer who is part of the program 'Sol de la Mañana'. Hernan grows coffee under shade using native trees like banana, citrus and wood essence trees. He farms these crops on 3 hectares at 1,600 masl and works with four varieties: Caturra, Yellow and red Catuai and Typica. He selectively picks the ripe cherries in the farm until they are all harvested. During the night following the harvest, he processes the cherries using a hand-pulper. The wet parchment is then fermented with no additional water in tanks for 15h before being dried on raised beds for 15 days with constant hand-shifting, keeping airflow constant on all sides of the seed.