Dear All, 

In these challenging times, it is important to maintain our time-honored traditions. Thanks to a coordinated effort with our National and International Jury, the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama is pleased to announce our 25th Best of Panama. 

Our National Cupping Competition will take place from July 5th to 12th. Our International Cupping Competition will be celebrated from August the 2nd to the 7th. Finally, our annual eAuction will be held on September 22nd, 2021. 

For questions and inquiries, please send us an email to

Warmest regards, 

The Board of Directors of the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama

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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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