Peruvian Coffee

Café Peruano

Peruvian Coffee

Coffee beans originated in Africa and were introduced to Peru in the 19th century. But coffee cultivation did not become common in Peru until the mid-twentiest century. In the 1990s, coffee growing was encouraged as a replacement for coca farming by several non-governmental agencies.

Today the coffee industry is one of the country's most important agricultural sectors making Peru a big player in the worldwide coffee market.

Peru is noted for being a major producer of organic and fair trade coffee beans. Because of the mild nature of most coffee produced in Peru, it is used primarily for blending, French-roast and as a flavored-coffee base. However, some coffees from the northern region of Peru have a superb full body and a delicate sweetness.

The Peruvian central region in particular, has gained recognition for its high quality organic coffee. Puno coffees from the southern region are full-bodied and very citrus-like tasting. Cuzco coffee offers fruity acidity and is among the most consistently balanced Peruvian coffees.

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