Peruvian Coffee to Shine at Specialty Coffee Expo 2024

Peru, known for its exceptional coffee production, is set to participate in the Specialty Coffee Expo 2024, the largest B2B event in the coffee sector in the United States. The Peruvian delegation, led by the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Export and Tourism (PROMPERÚ), will have a stand with a coffee tasting bar, special cupping area, and business spaces. The event aims to position Peru as a country capable of producing specialty coffees, with Peru’s brews earning scores above 83 points according to Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) standards. The Peruvian delegation will be led by Sayuri Sakihama, Deputy Director of Commercial Promotion of the Export Directorate, David Marty, Chief Trade Specialist, and Arturo Gallardo, both from OCEX Houston. The event will feature 575 exhibitors from 68 countries and is expected to attract over 12,000 attendees.

Coffee is grown in 14 regions of Peru, with the main producers being San Martín, Junín, Cajamarca, Amazonas, Huánuco, Pasco, Cusco, Ayacucho, Piura, and Puno. Over 223,000 families are dedicated to its production, with La Convención, Jaén, and San Ignacio provinces being recognized as the main producing areas. Peru exports 28% to the United States and has a prominent presence in European countries.

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