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European Commission recognizes the variety of Dominican coffee

Brussels.- The European Commission (EC) today on Wednesday recognized Café Valdesia coffee of the Dominican Republic with a protected geographical indication (PGI), said an EU executive statement, Efe reports.

It’s the first time the Dominican Republic receives community  protection  for one of its products, in this case Arabica coffee plantations in the Dominican provinces of San Cristobal, Peravia and San José de Ocoa.

Café Valdesia can be marketed in various forms-beans, roasted or ground. “This name will join the other 24 geographical indications registered in third countries; 21 names of food products, two of wine and two of alcoholic beverages.”

In total, 1,354 products figure in the European list which protects geographical indications, appellations of origin and traditional specialties.

Source: DT

June 30, 2016

Category: DR News |

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