Virtual Auction of Gourmet Coffee

From July 27th to 30th, the XXIV International Tasting The Best of Panama will take place virtually, in which 45 producers registered a total of 161 specialty coffee lots.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Laestrella.com.pa reviews that "... The Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP) has completed the registration process and as of June 15 will receive 24,150 pounds of the world's most coveted coffee, which has been carefully selected by producers. There are 87 lots (13,050 pounds) of the geisha variety of coffee, 58 lots (8,700 pounds) of traditional varieties of coffee and 16 lots (2,400 pounds) of the Pacamara variety, according to an official statement."

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Representatives of the association explained that the national tasting will be held in eight laboratories authorized by the entity in Boquete, Volcán and Piedra de Candela. There, the lots with the highest score will be selected.

"... The Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP), completed the registration process and from June 15 will receive 24,150 pounds of the most coveted coffee in the world, which has been carefully selected by producers.  There are 87 lots (13,050 pounds) of the geisha variety of coffee, 58 lots (8,700 pounds) of traditional varieties of coffee and 16 lots (2,400 pounds) of the Pacamara variety, according to an official statement."

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A Taiwanese company has paid $803 for a pound of geisha coffee produced in the province of Chiriqui, surpassing the highest price of $601 paid for a grain of this type.

In the online auction 'The Best of Panama 2018', the Asian company Black Gold Coffee Co paid the highest amount per pound that has been registered for a coffee of the geisha variety, buying it from Elida Geisha Green Tip Natural which produces the grain in the District of Boquete.

Panamanian Geisha Coffee and its Competitors

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Panamanian producers of the geisha variety have stated that competition has increased since countries such as Costa Rica, Mexico and Colombia entered this market segment.

In the past eight years Panama come to be seen as the sole producer and exporter worldwide of the geisha variety, with exports reaching between 8000 and 10,000 hundredweight per year and with up to 1000 hundredweight selling locally at a good price.

Online Auction of Panamanian Specialty Coffee

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June 11 will see the international auction via the internet of specialty coffees from Panama, from the district of Boquete, in Chiriqui.

According to Plinio Ruiz, president of the Specialty Coffee Growers of Panama (SCAP by its initials in Spanish), there will be 25 lots of coffee in the auction which were the winning entries in the Best Of Panama contest recently held in Boquete.

Panamanian Specialty Coffee in the World Market

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Geisha, one of the finest varieties of coffee in Panama, has reached $374 a kilo, the highest price paid in the international market.

There are approximately 30 members of the Speciality Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP) who grow and export this product. "In high mountainous areas in the province of Chiriqui, located on the border with Costa Rica, some 400 miles west of Panama City, a nest of just over 40 farms grow, as well as Geisha, other varieties of fine Panamanian coffee such as Pacamara, Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon or Typica ", reported Prensa.com.

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