More than 20 varieties of coffee, many of them awarded in France, can be tasted by visitors to the Expo Café Villa Rica, which will be held from 24 to 27 August in the Plazuela de las Artes of the Municipal Theater of Lima.
To celebrate Peruvian Coffee Day, which is celebrated on the fourth Friday of August, visitors to the fair will also learn to prepare coffee with the finest grains in the world, in machines of different kinds, guided by certified baristas.
In the district of Villa Rica (Oxapampa-Pasco), 90% of families dedicate themselves to cultivating the fine grain that this year obtained 13 gold, silver and bronze medals in the International Competition of Roasted Coffee to the Origin, organized by the Association for The Valorization of Agricultural Products (AVPA) in Paris, France.
The Villa Rica coffee has the distinction of being cultivated without pesticides or chemicals, in an ecological way and under the shade of native trees in the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve (Pasco). It is also planted utilizing good farming practices and without child labor.