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Peruvian coffee: Top winner at int'l contest

Café de Chanchamayo, Mistura.
Foto: ANDINA/Juan Carlos Guzmán Negrini.

Café de Chanchamayo, Mistura. Foto: ANDINA/Juan Carlos Guzmán Negrini.

01:15 | Villa Rica (Pasco region), Jul. 3.

Peru won the largest number of awards at the 3rd International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Origin AVPA - Paris 2017.

The South American nation received 23 awards at the mentioned competition last week, thus beating Colombia (14) and Mexico (14). 

Within this framework, national brands grabbed Gold, Silver, Bronze and Gourmet medals.

As is known, Peru competed with major global coffee producers Brazil, Colombia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Togo, the United States and Viet Nam.

Roasted coffee beans —produced in Villa Rica district— obtained 12 medals from the total 23 awards won by the Inca nation.

It is worth noting these recognitions serve to position Peruvian coffee at international markets, as well as to provide economic opportunities for national growers.

The awarding ceremony took place at the Peruvian Embassy in France on June 28.

About the Contest

The 3rd International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Origin AVPA - Paris 2017 was organized by the Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products (AVPA). 

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 growers, who have become passionate lovers of their coffees.

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Published: 7/3/2017
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