Peru coffee seduces international markets
Reynaldo Flores, head of Sumaq Ecological Coffee Producers Association (AP Sumaq Cafe), presented the awards his organization won for his high-quality coffee that he and his employees produce in Satipo, a province located in the center of Peru.
Amongst the prizes Sumaq obtained, there’s a bronze medal in the Aromatique Acidule category at the 3rd International Contest of Coffees Roasted in Paris.
The other award is a certificate, at Taza de Excelencia 2017, that proves that their special beans “Sumaq Coffee” (Nice Coffee) is one of the top ten varieties of coffee in Peru.
Flores commented that having participated on the cup of Excellence for the first time in their history means joy, that they weren’t expecting that, and that people are more aware of their presence.
Now that they are known national and internationally, their beans were sold for US$1.122 per quintal.
Reynaldo’s specialty coffee grown between 1300 – 2000 masl in the valley of Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers, better known as valley of VRAEM.
Now they export the coffee to Germany through a retailer, but they hope to sell it directly not only to Germany, but other countries.