Coffee's Role in Peru
Coffee plays a significant role in Peru, both economically and culturally. As one of the top agricultural exports, coffee is a vital source of income for many small-scale, family-owned farms in the high-altitude regions of the country. These farms use traditional, sustainable farming practices that prioritize the environment and produce unique and flavorful coffee varieties like Typica, Bourbon, and Caturra.
Beyond its economic importance, coffee is also a central aspect of Peruvian culture, with social gatherings often revolving around the sharing of a cup of coffee and sweet pastries. In urban areas, coffee shops and cafes provide a vibrant atmosphere for locals and tourists to enjoy a cup of Peruvian coffee and soak up the country's rich cultural heritage. Overall, coffee represents both a source of economic prosperity and a symbol of community and togetherness in Peru.
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Regions & Cup Profile
May - September
4.3 million bags
Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Catimor, Pache, Gesha
Cajamarca, Amazonas- Chachapoyas and Rodriguez de Mendoza, San Martin, Junin, Cusco