06 de Dic de 2022

Nacional

Sweden interested in Boquete’s coffee

CHIRIQUI. A delegation of people in the coffee business from Sweden and the United States is touring Boquete, Chiriqui in order to lear...

CHIRIQUI. A delegation of people in the coffee business from Sweden and the United States is touring Boquete, Chiriqui in order to learn how the different types of existing specialty coffees are produced.

Graciano Cruz, member of Panama’s Specialty Coffee Association, said that six of the Swedish clients, came from the biggest coffee toasting establishment in Stockholm, Johan & Nustrom.

The rest of the visitors came from different areas of Sweden.

Joahn Ekfeldt and Anders Holzner, two of the visitors, were very interested in learning everything about the varieties of coffee produced in the different areas of Boquete.

They were particularly interested in their flavors.

“These type of activities serve as an excellent marketing tool, which positions us every day closer to being one of the countries with the best production of specialty coffee in the world,” said Wilford Lamastus, one of the members of Panama’s association.

In 15 countries across the world, including European countries, Taiwan, Japan and the United States, demand for specialty coffees from Panama has grown, along with increased demand for natural coffee and honey coffee.

The coffee that is cultivated in Boquete has been considered during the last three years one of the best in the world by both locals and foreigners.

Recently, a group of Japanese tradesmen also visited coffee plantations in Boquete, admiring Panamanian’s way of cultivating and processing its coffee.

After touring five plantations, the Japanese group bought some coffee lots and shipped two containers of coffee grains and processed coffee to Japan.