As it is known, coffee (Coffea arabica) is from the Kaffa province (southwest Ethiopia), where it grows at a height up to 3500 meters in mild climate and exuberant tropical vegetation, so that is its wild ecosystem.
Coffee found in the inter-Andean valleys and the high jungle of Peru a favorable soil to flourish. The altitude, the heat and the right humidity of these areas made coffee to grow in the semi-tropical jungle of Huanuco, Moyabamba, Cusco and Jaén.
The most outstanding coffee production areas in Peru are found in the northern, central and southern zones. 43% of production is found in the north of Peru (Piura, Cajamarca, Amazonas and San Martin); 34% is in the central zone (Junín, Pasco, Huánuco and Ucayali) and 23% is in the southern zone (Apurímac, Ayacucho, Cusco and Puno).
Right now, coffee is the number one agricultural product Peru’s exporting and that makes our country the seventh coffee exporting country worldwide.
Coffee contains a high level of antioxidants thanks to the presence of polyphenols (chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, coumaric acid), which are a variety and complex group of natural antioxidants.
For many, the content antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in coffee indicates that it could be considered as a functional food.
Consuming coffee with moderation affects positively to our health. We will show some of the benefits of coffee.
- Helps to preserve memory.
- Increases physical and mental performance.
- It has a high degree of antioxidants.
- Caffeine dilates the bronchi.
- Helps to control depression.
- Contains essential nutrients.
- Improves aspects of brain function.
- Helps to burn fat.
You can use coffee powder as an ingredient for desserts, smoothies, supplements and other health products.