Pedro’s farm, El Mirador, is 10 hectares in size and is located at 1,550–1,650m above sea level. On the farm there are heirloom Caturra, Catuaí, and Typica varieties, and the harvest runs from June to October, with the peak harvest in June and July.
Pedro Flores was born in the Aroma province, in the department of La Paz. When he was six years old, he and his family moved to Caranavi. At the time, there was a crisis in the mining sector, because the commodity price for minerals were very low. To try to boost the economy and support the poorest communities in Altiplano (a town above La Paz), the government gifted parcels of land in Caranavi to many families, including Pedro’s, to encourage them to move out of La Paz and find other ways to build a living.