XVII Annual Specialty Coffee Cup in Panama

From 4th to 7th of May the "Best of Panama" event will be held at the site of the Festival of Flowers and Coffee in Bouquet, where an announcement will be made of the best domestic coffee from the last harvest.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The goal of the Speciality Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP) is to promote coffee from Panama internationally, and its origin. "The products selected by a panel of international judges, will then be auctioned on the internet, on June 11, 2013, with the participation of buyers from America, Asia, Europe and Oceania", reported Panamaamerica.com.pa.

Before the official event, 50 Panamanian judges will have pre-selected coffee samples in preliminary tastings to be held on 2nd and 3rd of May, these samples are what the international judges will take into account in order to choose the 20 to be auctioned in June.

The activity, according to SCAP, is open to all natural or legal persons engaged in the production and preparation of coffee for domestic consumption or export.

The rules for participating in the auction are: the coffee must be delivered milled, in bags of 50 pounds, it must be identified, tied and raw, and up to six lots may be entered.

National regulations are to be adjusted to conform to the Association Agreement with the European Union, giving added value to designations of origin or geographical identifications.

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New Date for Online Coffee Auction

June 2013

The auction titled "The Best of Panama 2013" will take place online on July 3, and will have the participation of about 57 international buyers.

According to Pliny Ruiz Jr., President of the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP), the auction will begin at 9 am via the website www.stoneworks.com.

Panama: Online Coffee Auction Postponed

June 2013

Problems in logistics, transport and new customs regulations in the destination countries, are the reasons why the the internet coffee auction has been suspended.

Plinio Ruiz, president of the Specialty Coffee Growers of Panama (SCAP) commented that these factors have delayed the collection of coffee samples from interested buyers in the on line auction, but he is confident that it will be held in late June or in early July.

Online Auction of Panamanian Specialty Coffee

May 2013

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.

XIII Edition of Fine Coffee Tasting in Panama

May 2009

Thirty samples of the best coffee from Chiriqui will participate in the "Best of Panama 2009" fine coffee tasting, from May 7 to 9.

The event was organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama, with the participation of 15 international tasters from the United States, Norway, Holland and Costa Rica.

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