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.
The goal of the Speciality Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP) is to promote coffee from Panama internationally, and its origin.
A consortium of national and international agencies has proposed a plan to improve the quality and productivity of Nicaraguan specialty coffees and their promotion in the European market.
The plan entitled "Strategies for promoting specialty coffee in Nicaragua" seeks to replicate successful experiences in financing, technical assistance and technological innovation models, in order to strengthen the production process of small and medium producers.
Coffee production this year will be greater than in 2008/09, when the country outputted 1.5 million quintals.
80% of the coffee production is sold abroad, the main markets being the U.S. and Europe, explained Horacio Rappacciolli, CEO of 'CISA Exportadora'.
"In fact Nicaragua, as an exporting country, consumes very little domestically, selling its grains to many markets, even though the largest destinations are United States and Europe, and to a lesser degree Asia", reported local newspaper El Nuevo Diario.
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