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Peru becomes main organic coffee exporter to U.S.

19:07 | Lima, May. 31.

Peruvian organic green coffee exports to the United States totaled US$67.5 million in 2018, an increase of 11% compared to the previous year, Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) reported Friday.

Therefore, the Inca country has become the main provider of this bean to the U.S. market. 

In order to continue promoting Peruvian coffee in the U.S., Peru's Trade Office in Los Angeles (Ocex Los Angeles) organized a specialty coffee trade mission in Jaen (Cajamarca region), with the support of State-run Sierra y Selva Exportadora (Exporting Andes and Jungle) program.

A delegation of buyers and coffee roasters from six North American companies participated in the event. 

"The trade mission's goal was to make participants aware of the quality of coffee produced in Jaen zones, and thus, promote the origin the national coffee," OCEX Director Ricardo Romero expressed. 

The representatives of the invited companies tasted over 50 samples of high-quality coffee from diverse areas in Cajamarca region. Plus, they visited 11 coffee plantations located in communities close to Jaen, Huabal, Santo Tomas, and San Ignacio. 

It should be noted this is the third time OCEX Los Angeles holds a special coffee trade mission. 

Successful trade missions 

On the other hand, Romero explained these missions have enabled Peruvian farmers get a direct access to the West Coast market in the United States. 

(END) MMG/DTK/RMB

Published: 5/31/2019
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