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Peru: Cusco producers export 3 tons of cacao to Italy

00:00 | La Convencion (Cusco region), Jul. 16.

For the first time, Peruvian Cusco region producers directly exported three tons of Chuncho cacao to Italy, the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) has informed.

In this sense, the farmers received support from Peru's Milan-based Trade Office (Ocex Milan) and the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru)

The Tupayachi family —based in Quellouno district (La Convencion Province)— sold Chuncho cacao, Señorita variety, to Ernst Knam —known in the European country as the "King of Chocolate."


At the beginning of 2018, Knam discovered the aroma and quality of this type of cacao during a trade mission to Cusco, organized by Ocex Milan and supported by PromPeru. Thus, he was able to visit cacao crops and chocolate factories in Quellouno district. 

The sale was made through the Paytiti enterprise belonging to the Tupayachi family. In the upcoming weeks, this product will arrive at Genoa Port and then be transported to Knam's famous bakery headquartered in Milan

Promotion of Peruvian cacao 

"Chef Knam has been working for a long time with Peruvian cacao, and thanks to this trade mission, he had access to a (cacao) type that is very special and suits his taste, such as Señorita cacao," Ocex Milan Trade Advisor Amora Carbajal expressed. 

It should be noted OCEX Milan promotes the Inca country's cacao in order to boost the sustainable development of local and Amazon producers. 

Likewise, it seeks to introduce diverse varieties of this product to an exclusive audience. 

(END) NDP/TMC/DTK/MVB

Published: 7/16/2019
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