Expo Cafe Peru 2015 – 5th Anniversary

The 5th Expo Cafe Peru was recently held in Lima. Highlighting the finest coffees & chocolate of Peru, the event also seeks to promote specialty coffees in the Andean nation, where most of the best coffees are exported to Europe & the US.

Via Peru This Week:

The annual event held its fifth anniversary this past weekend, aiming to promote national chocolate and coffee producers.

In the streets of London, Lima features on the tip of many tongues. They are, however, not explicitly referring to the bustling metropolis overlooking the green waves of Costa Verde. They are alluding to the Peruvian restaurant in London which has thrilled gourmets at home and abroad.

The international, gastronomical footprint of Peru is growing without displaying any hint at coming to a halt. And observing the rise of culinary Peru from the outside, there are few reasons why the perceivable future would demand an end.

Peru’s diversity is a defining aspect of the Pacific nation. Above all, the food and drink stand as a testament to the impressive variety the country consist off. From ceviche and chifa to turrón and chicha morada, Peru’s gastronomical inventions are the blissful result of multicultural creativity and ingredients in abundance.

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Bewilderingly enough, however, Peru has remained an absent name from the two consumables that large parts of the world would probably collapse without: namely chocolate and coffee.

Although Peru is a mentionable coffee exporter in Latin America, the dark liquid fueling the world is usually associated to Colombia or Brazil. And for some baffling reason, chocolate is associated with Belgium and Switzerland, even though you will have a hard time locating their domestic cocoa production.

But the fifth edition of the Expo Café Peru might herald a new era for the Andean nation. On the expo’s agenda thrones the intention to display, promote and foster progress in the Peruvian chocolate and coffee business. The aspiration for Peru to assert itself in this business is courtesy of the National Coffee Board, the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Devida, PromPeru and the Peruvian Chamber of Coffee and Cacao.

Between the 23rd and the 25th of October, the general public, interested parties, and domestic and international buyers became acquainted with the delights, innovations and visions of the Peruvian coffee and chocolate industry.

Wandering along the rows of stalls, the air was filled with the pleasant smell of newly brewed coffee. Smiling representatives eagerly provided everything from coffee and chocolate samples to technological and agricultural insights. From innovations optimizing the drying of coffee beans to baristas demonstrating brewing techniques; companies, entrepreneurs, organizations and associations spent their weekend displaying the many possibilities of coffee and chocolate.

Full Article Here: Expo Cafe Peru 2015 – Peru this Week

© 2015 Ben Gangloff

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