Welcome to the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama official website. Here you begin a journey to discover Panama's Special Coffees.


The Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP) in a non-profit organization created to promote Panama’s special coffee production in the world. Our members share a passion for coffee and a strong commitment with the pursue of ultimate quality.

Our coffees have been ranked by experts as some of the best in the world in many international competitions, and our production is highly prized by the most demanding and discerning in the industry.

The parallel between specialty coffee and wine is often drawn to illustrate coffee’s complexity and how nuanced variables from terroir to roasting curve influence the final flavour. The parallel also applies to the establishment of branding. Today’s coffee farms are building the kind of name recognition vineyards use to sell premiere vintages of wine.

Our farms are located in the Highlands of Chiriqui, Panama, near the border with Costa Rica and at a 7 hours drive from Panama City and its Canal. Chiriqui is one of the most productive provinces in Panama because of its climate and fertile soil and is considered the breadbasket of Panama.

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Raise beds Natural dry process
📸: @coffeetologist

Geisha Panama

📸: @eduardom10 for @kotowacoffee

Un video que muestra un poco de lo que ocurrió en el evento #LaCosecha

Harvest and processing season!

#LaCosecha 1st Edition, is the new event that promotes specialty coffee from Panama. This event is created by @elbuendiente and members of SCAP hosted the international and national guests.
Our national media guests:
International Media
The event began in Janson Hacienda with a tour in the farm and mill, followed by a trip to @carmenestate roastery and later a super dinner sponsored by @hotelthesantamaria and made by @mariocastrellon and @happyfonda
Day 2 a Geisha cupping and mill tour in @haciendalaesmeralda followed by a complete harvest experience from 1900 Masl walking inside the mountain until getting to the mill and putting the coffee in the drying beds. Then, @bajarequecoffeehouse sponsored a lunch in Elida Estate made by chef @luismendizabalch. After lunch, the guests where hosted by Victoria Koyner of Kotowa Coffee in their museum mill and later a trip to the hanging bridges @boquetetreetrek and a tea cupping.

Tools for consistency and precision. @pullmanespresso
📸: @cafeeleta