14:03 | Paris (France), Jun. 29.
National roasted coffee beans received 23 awards at the "3rd International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their countries of Origin AVPA - Paris 2017," Peru's Sierra y Selva Exportadora program announced on Thursday.
Sierra y Selva Exportadora is designed to promote economic activities —originated in Peru's Andes and jungle areas— that allow growers to attach themselves to national and international markets.
Such Peruvian entity provided assistance to 11 coffee brands on trade articulation related-topics and guidance for their participation in this contest.
At said significant event, Peru competed with major global coffee producers such as Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.
However, the Inca nation managed to obtain Gourmet, Golden and Silver medals, thus overtaking Colombia and Mexico.
Roasted coffees produced in Sandia and Juliaca
(Puno region); Villa Rica (Pasco); Pichanaki, Mazamari and Pangoa (Junin); Rodríguez de Mendoza (Amazonas); and Tarapoto (San Martín) stood out.
In this sense the entity's Executive Chairman Alfonso Velásquez Tuesta indicated such achievement represents the outcome of the continuous progress currently developed to improve coffee
About the Contest
AVPA's objective is to obtain a clear recognition of coffee as a gourmet product by French and European professional tasters, thanks to the new legitimacy acquired by the coffee growers, who have become passionate lovers of their coffees and high-quality roasted coffee sellers.