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Chapo is a beverage made of sweet plantains, water, and spices. It is from the Matsés and Shipibo people of the Peruvian Amazon jungle,[1][2] and is made from boiled sweet plantains spiced with cinnamon and cloves.[3] The Matsés squeeze the soft flesh of the plantain through homemade palm-leaf sieves, cook the chapo, and serve it warm by the fire. It is often enjoyed from a hammock.[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Matsés". Survival International. 
  2. ^ Blacker, Maryanne. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru. p. 288. 
  3. ^ "Preparación de "Chapo", una bebida de la Selva Peruana". 28 September 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2013.