Our Story

In 1996, during the crisis of low international prices of coffee and the beginning of Special Coffees category, a group of 7 coffee producers from the areas of Boquete and Volcan –Candela got together with the idea to get their coffees known.

Knowing that their Coffees were from excellent quality, that the coffee was the most important agricultural product of the Panamanian high lands, and that a growing high global demand was present, the Panamanian Association of Special Coffees of Panama (SCAP) was born.

Currently SCAP has more than 50 active members that export its varieties of Special Coffees around the world and that are winners of prizes and recognition in different international taste competitions.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

President: Hunter Tedman

Vice- President : Daniel Peterson

Secretary : Ph.D. Maria Ruiz

Treasurer : Roger Pitti

Fiscal: César Araúz

Vocal 1: Wilford Lamastus Jr.

Vocal 2: Tessie Palacios de Hartmann

Alternate 1: Jannette Janson

Alternate 2: Ricardo Koyner

Alternate 3: José Luttrell