Japanese interested in Panama coffee

The Panamanian private sector announced that on January 13 to 15 Japanese coffee importers will be visiting the Boquete region.

Monday, January 12, 2009

According to pa-digital.com.pa, "the mission of Japanese coffee importers already had the chance to know the product at the "Special The Coffee SCAJ" in Tokyo, Japan.

It was proposed that the coffee farmers prepare a study of new markets with the support of the "Panama Promotion Program" which evaluates the scope of the national coffee production.

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Japanese businessmen after Panamanian coffee

January 2009

After a tour of several farms in Boquete, Japanese businessmen acquired 600 quintals of coffee.

Laestrella.com.pa reports: "The representatives of the Japanese stores and roasters that visited the Boquete area for three days, expressed their admiration for the dedication and care with which the Panamanians cultivate and process the coffee.

Panama Analyzes Coffee Imports

February 2011

Considering current crop production is down 50%, for the first time the country is studying importing the bean.

Authorities and farmers are making inventories of existing stocks in order to determine the amount that would be required to satisfy the local market.

"The low crop yields, the attack of the 'Ojo de Gallo' fungus and the escape of raw materials to Costa Rica has caused shortage, driving the price per quintal of coffee," adds Prensa.com.

Honduran Coffee Plantations Participate in Tokyo Trade Fair

August 2010

Coffee exporters and producers will be present at Tokyo's 2010 World Specialty Coffee Conference and Exhibition in September.

Producers will be looking for new markets for their gourmet aromas.

Ángel Arturo Paz, president of the Honduran Speciality Coffee Association, indicated that the country needs to promote its product in high coffee-consuming markets.

Panamanian Coffee Exports Up 36%

October 2010

In the first 8 months of the year, export values increased by 36% over the same period of 2009.

Norberto Suárez of the National Association of Coffee Processors and Exporters of Panama, stated that "…the increase in the FOB value is exceptional."

"... Suarez clarified that smaller amounts are being traded, although at higher prices.

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