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Starbucks in RI starts selling Peruvian coffee

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 20 2008   /  01:18 pm

For lovers of high quality international coffee in Indonesia, good news hit town Tuesday, with Starbucks announcing it would sell Peruvian coffee, one of the finest in the world. Peruvian Ambassador to Indonesia Juan Alvarez Vita made the announcement as he hosted a group of journalists Tuesday at a coffee tasting session organized by PT Sari Coffee Indonesia, holder of the Starbucks franchise in Indonesia. The history of coffee in Peru, Juan said, began in the 16th century and now Peru is the sixth largest coffee producer in the world. The country produced 3.9 million 60-kilogram bags in 2007 on 320,000 hectares of land. Peru's coffee production has doubled during the last decade and now it is the country's biggest agriculture export earner. "We exported US$517.33 million worth of coffee in 2006 to countries like the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland a...