It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore, SCAA 2015 Specialty Coffee Event

 

This past few days, we attended the “Event,” which is the Specialty Coffee of America Associations big trade show of the year. Thousands of coffee growers, importers, roasters & of course baristas and coffee aficionados joined together for a few days of great coffee, seminars, classes & coffee tastings. As they say, “Great coffee doesn’t just happen.”

 

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Donations for Chosica have reached 8 tons of products

 

More than a week after landslides in Chosica left disastrous effects, Lima and other parts of Peru continue to show support by way of donations.

The official news portal of the Municipality of Miraflores reported that up until yesterday, neighbors and the organization Cáritas Lima had collected a total of 8 tons of products for the Chosica cause.

 

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The Impressive & Terrible Landslides in Chosica

 

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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Lower Home Sales Portend Slowing Economy in Peru

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 prices as builders realize that they have to sell something in order to keep up with debt service. The construction sector has been a big employer in recent years both through construction jobs & all of the ancillary services and products related to housing. As construction slows, so will the overall economy.

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