With the tour “Tea, coffee and cocoa route in Cusco”, you can visit the tea, coffee and cocoa fields, learn about the processes from the grain to the tasting. In addition, we will enjoy learning more about the colonial calls that are currently known as tea, coffee and cocoa protagonists of everyday eating habits.
TEA is the most consumed beverage in the world, surpassed only by water. COFFEE, on the other hand, is not far behind: in different preparations and with different qualities and blends, it is drunk on all continents. As is COCOA, which is drunk in a cup and eaten as chocolate. Coffee, cocoa and tea are proper foods, concentrated in antioxidant substances and phenolic compounds that have more than one benefit for our health, they are therefore considered much more than stimulating substances capable of acting on our nervous system.
Coffee originated in Africa and was spread by Muslim and Christian monasteries along the trade routes from Ethiopia and Sudan to Arabia and Yemen and from there to Europe and the whole world. Cocoa, on the other hand, originated in Mesoamerica and spread to the Old World thanks to the Spanish through Christian monasteries and European courts. From Europe, it conquered the rest of the world. Both crops grow in an imaginary band on the Equator, between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, known as the “coffee belt”, but also as the “cocoa belt” or “chocolate belt”.
Although they generate different sensations, both coffee and cocoa have positive effects on our brain. Through caffeine or theobromine, both promote concentration and memory, help us stay alert and combat feelings of anxiety and fatigue.
Both have a great complexity of aromas and flavors. A good coffee tends towards acidity and cocoa has the most delicious bitter flavors in nature. Together, they give us a feast of flavor for the palate.
Albergue: IPAL ECO LODGE
DESAYUNO – HOTEL / ALMUERZO y CENA – AGENCIA
BREAKFAST and LUNCH – AGENCY / DINNER – PASSENGER
TOUR EN SERVICIO GRUPAL
Tea, Coffee & Cocoa Route
PRICE PER PERSON
Minimum 02 people
|GROUP SERVICE TOUR
April to July (Harvest): This period is ideal if you want to see the coffee, cacao, and tea harvest process in full swing. During these months, the plantations are bustling with activity, and you can participate in harvesting and taste fresh products.
August to March (Pruning, Flowering, and Drying): If you’re interested in observing the plant care and pruning process, as well as the flowering stage, this time is most suitable. It’s also a good time to learn about the drying process of the beans.
Yes! During the tour, you will have the opportunity to participate in some exciting stages of the tea, coffee, and cacao cultivation and processing process. You can experience the harvesting of tea leaves or coffee beans, learn how they are selected and processed, and even taste fresh products.
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