A new achievement for the Peruvian coffee sector. For the second time, the coffee from Incahuasi, Cusco, places this Peruvian in the eyes of the world, after winning the sixth edition of the SPP Coffee Awards (Symbol of Small Producer).
The news was announced this Friday, June 24, after a live ceremony from the World Of Coffee WOC 2022 fair, in which more than 60 countries participated in the city of Milan, Italy.
Claudio Ortiz, manager of the Valle de Incahuasi Agrarian Coffee Cooperative, was present at the ceremony and received the award for the best SPP coffee in the world, on behalf of producer Julio César Chávez and all the Incahuasi coffee growers, who with effort raise every day the quality of your coffee.
In this way, Incahuasi becomes two-time champion of this important event.
Likewise, the producer Raúl Mamani, representative of the province of Sandia, Puno, took second place. Thus, he was also crowned two-time champion in this renowned event. The ACPC Pichanaki Cooperative (Junín) was also a finalist in this contest; the recognition was received by his manager Pedro Rodríguez.
“Without a doubt, these achievements are a source of pride for the Peruvian coffee sector and contribute enormously to the image of our coffee in the world. It is a sign that we are making progress to produce more and more high-quality coffees. We are on the right track”, said Raúl Alanya Sarmiento, president of Central Café & Cacao del Perú (Central).
Incahuasi is a cooperative that has been in existence for 23 years, it is a member of Central Café & Cacao del Perú and its production areas are located in the province of La Convención, Cusco, between 1,600 and 2,400 meters above sea level. Together with the ACPC Pichanaki, they are part of the Specialty Coffee Community Project, promoted by the Central with the support of the United States Agency for International Development, USAID.
The project promotes various activities to improve the Peruvian coffee production chain and the economic development of coffee-growing families.
The Small Producer Symbol (SPP) is an intercontinental network of organizations of small organic producers that fight for recognition of the high quality of their products and work for a decent life and a healthy planet for all.