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Coffee in Peru: the image of the day

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According to the proximity of Peru with countries deeply rooted in coffee cultivation, it is not usual to find coffee in restaurants or in the country's markets. Likewise, the abundant supply of infusions and medicinal plants such as coca leaves coffee exports aside. If one asks for it, most likely they put a few spoons of Nescafé in hot water.


After the hard day before that had taken us from Cuzco to Machu Picchu along the complicated route of Santa María and the impact of contemplating those dreamed ruins, we were dead.

While we waited for the train that would take us from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaitambo we had coffee at one of the town's premises. Bitter tasting and thick, it reminded me a lot of coffee made in Turkey. As a coffee grower, I needed that dose after so many weeks without trying gout. However, after getting used to it for a month, I would not exchange the delicious Peruvian infusions for any coffee in the world.

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