Leon, of Freeman Trading, writes about the supply of Peru coffee to us here at Butterworths in Suffolk.
Last week we marked International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, celebrating the exceptional women in our own lives and turning our minds to the work of women in our industry and in our own supply chain at Butterworth & Son.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if music be the food of love. . .then coffee is definitely its drink. Britain’s love affair with coffee is a long one; the country’s first coffee house opened in Oxford in 1650. In modern times, the nation’s thirst for coffee continues to grow, with consumption at an all-time high.
This August I was fortunate to be invited on an expenses paid trip by a division of the Ministry for Exports in Peru and visit Expo Amazonica in Moyobamo, where producers were attending to meet with traders from around the world and show off their wares from coffee and cacao to fruit and nuts in the raw form, as well as retail food stuffs in shelf ready packaging.