Where can you find good quality coffee in Peru? In each of the major Peruvian cities, among them Lima, Arequipa, or Cusco are many local cafes where you can find excellent arabica. Interestingly, in Cusco it is most common to find the coffee either from Quillabamba or the region of Puno. When it comes to my personal coffee taste, I do prefer the coffee stemming from completely different part of the country. Let me introduce you to my world of coffee!
Where do you find the best quality coffee in Peru?
The surroundings of Chanchamayo and Villa Rica are the perfect places to buy top-quality coffee. Actually, it is almost impossible to find it in regular cafes in Cusco or Arequipa. More probably, you could taste it in the capital of Peru, Lima. I truly recommend it because its taste is just incredible! Also recently, the coffee from the Puno region won numerous competitions in the regional contest and it seems the coffee from this area is definitely worth trying.
There is more about Peruvian arabica than only drinking!
It is fairly easy to find oneself in one of the Peruvian coffee plantations and learn the secrets of the coffee production process. I truly recommend this experience to anyone who has never seen how the coffee is growing and how does it end up in our coffee mug in the mornings. The impression, the sensation and practical knowledge gathered during the coffee plantation visits is just unforgettable!
Recently, I just cannot help and visit those places really often! Let me take you to this coffee paradise with me and find out yourself how the coffee plantation tours look in practice.
In order to reach our coffee destination we need to either take a car, combine the car with the bicycle ride or trek along the whole way. Frankly speaking, the route is just amazing! Firstly, we need to take the challenging 4320 m.a.s.l pass and afterwards ride down into the high jungle at the maximum of 1500 m.a.s.l. What is more, this is where we have the option for anyone seeking for bicycle adventure! For the ones preferring the walking style, we also prepared the picturesque jungle trek. Remember, that is only the beginning of an adventure and our main goal is… coffee!
At the plantation, we are going to be warmly welcomed by the owner of the place. The most positive and passionate woman on earth will introduce us to the fascinating world of coffee. However, there is more than that to discover at the place!
Actually, in order to taste the delicious coffee we need to go through the whole process ourselves! Firstly, we pick up the mature coffee beans. Then we wash them, peel them, grind and finally after around 3 hours we can enjoy our self-made arabica.
How do you like this way of learning the secrets of coffee production in Peru?
I sincerely invite you to enjoy this coffee expedition with me! What is more, the coffee trip can be easily combined with the Machu Picchu tour so that you can make the most out of your visit in Peru!