The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture announced that the fourth Friday of August of every year has been declared as Day of the Peruvian Coffee, because this product is recognized worldwide for its high quality and also because it is a source of direct and indirect employment for more than two million Peruvian people.
Peru is one of the top ten producers of coffee, it is the 6th worldwide exporter. Coffee production contributes greatly to the Peruvian economy, 95% of the production is exported, and it is considered as one of the Peruvian Flagship Products.
For more information see:
- Fourth Friday of August is declared “Peru’s Coffee Day”. ANDINA, August 22 of 2008.
- Declaran "Día del café peruano" el cuarto viernes de agosto. RPP, August 22 of 2008.
- Declaran al café y al espárrago como nuevos productos bandera del Perú. El Comercio, June 30 of 2008.
- Productos Bandera. ANDINA. (Multimedia presentation)