Peruvian Coffee is chosen as the best in the world for second year in the SPP Specialty Coffee Awards
This year, Cusco coffee thanks to Incahuasi community won the prize, with its varieties Bourbón and Geisha, each one with high quality profiles (97.70 points), according Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).
Peruvian coffee gets a new international recognition. The Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Valle de Incahuasi, directed by Lucio Luque Vásquez, won the first place in the Coffee Awards SPP – Symbol of Small Producers. This cooperative, located in the district of Incahuasi, province of La Convención, in Cusco, has 480 members among small producers and specialists in the production of fine coffees.
The cooperative has presented its samples to the organization Sello de Pequeños Productores – SPP, in the SPP Coffee Awards category, occupying the first place among participating coffees from all over the world.”In this way, once again, Peru shows that it has exceptional coffees and is at the level of the great producing countries,” said Geni Fundes, manager of the Coffee and Cacao Plant. Members of the CAC Incahuasi export their organic coffees to the demanding markets of the United States, Canada, Sweden, Germany and Saudi Arabia, where people recognize their high quality
But this is not the first time that Peru has achieved the highest award in an international competition. Last year the top prize went to the Central Cooperatives of the Valleys of Sandia (Cecovasa) and their representatives from Puno.
Cusco takes it through the CAC Incahuasi, with its Bourbon and Geisha varieties, with quality profiles of 97.70 points, according to the standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), leaving Honduras second and third place in Colombia.
– These are high-altitude coffees, located between 1600 and 2200 meters above sea level. The winning coffee is a mixture of Bourbon and Geisha 2100 meters above sea level.
The CAC Incahuasi delegation is formed by Lucio Luque Vasquez, president of the cooperative, along with its general manager Claudio Ortiz.
The SPP is the seal that distinguishes the products of Small Sustainable Producers in the World.