South of Lima in Chosica, where we often travel on our way to the coffee growing regions of Chanchamayo, there have been torrential rains leading to catastrophic landslides. The following link leads to the Spanish site El Comercio. There are some fairly impressive videos & photos of the immense damage caused there.
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For the home coffee roaster, the Behmor is a marvelous device that keeps getting better. Behmor now allows for saving roast profiles & real time monitoring. We covered the Behmor roaster in a previous post: The Joy of Home Coffee Roasting (With a Behmor)
Peru’s explosive housing market is showing a decline as inventory increases. As I’ve mentioned in these pages before, the amount of debt in dollars is weighing on the marketplace, and the overbuilt market is screaming “bubble.” Furthermore, as many new units are set to come on the market in the next year, expect declines in […]
Although overall export trade has been falling, one bright spot for Peruvian exports is the commerce in fruits and vegetables. As the drought intensifies in California, it’s quite possible that Peru may become an even more important source for US consumers in the future. Particularly hard hit by the dry weather has been asparagus […]
Reposted as it’s soon! Each year on June 24th (which coincides with the winter solstice in South America) there is a festival to honor the Inca god Inti. The Festival also celebrates the coming New Year. The celebration began in 1412, but was banned after 1535 by Catholic Clergy. It was then preserved secretly for […]
With the Peruvian Sol declining in value, the Central Bank of Peru is keeping the current rate of 3.25% in place for now, mainly to avoid further weakening of the currency. From Bloomberg:
The rapid descent of the Peruvian Sol is affecting consumers in Peru. While the US is seeing official rates of inflation below the Fed target of 2%, Peru is paying a lot more for imported products including appliances because of the decline in the national currency the Peruvian Sol.
Another month has flown by, and here we are in March already. We did however manage to get all of the materials for the solar coffee drying tents lined up, and they all have a waiting space in San Ramon for installation in May. Meanwhile, we’re focused on the move. Just to bring you up to […]
I try to keep up with the news as much as I can, and Yrma often points out things that may be of interest. We watch with particular attention to news that affect the Peruvian economy, and we tend to focus of course on agricultural imports, in particular coffee & chocolate. Here’s several translated articles that […]
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