Prices in Panama's Coffee Auction

The best bid was that of a Japanese company who paid $93.25 a pound for geisha Kotowa Don K coffee.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kotowa Don K Coffee ranks among the types of naturally processed Geisha.

On Tuesday some of that coffee obtained the price of $93.25 per pound and was acquired by Horiguchi Coffee and Saza Coffee in Japan, after more than three hours of bidding on the website

According to, "The Baby Geisha Natural by Coffee Ruiz was purchased for $86.50 and the Mama Cata Geisha Special from the Garrido farm, was bought by the Japanese Saza Coffee for $80.25. The lowest price offered in the auction, which began at 1:30 pm and ended at 3:07 pm, was for $7.75.

'We are satisfied with the price obtained and the fact that there are more varieties and ways to process coffee," said Ricardo Koyner from Kotowa coffee."

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Panamanian Geisha Coffee Bought for $350 Per Pound

July 2013

The final price of the aromatic grain from the farm Hacienda La Esmeralda reached a record high during the online auction entitled "The Best of Panama 2013". reports that "the grain was purchased by the companies Saza Coffee, in Japan, and Haaya Gourmet Coffee, in Taiwan".

Online Auction of Panamanian Specialty Coffee

May 2013

June 11 will see the international auction via the internet of specialty coffees from Panama, from the district of Boquete, in Chiriqui.

According to Plinio Ruiz, president of the Specialty Coffee Growers of Panama (SCAP by its initials in Spanish), there will be 25 lots of coffee in the auction which were the winning entries in the Best Of Panama contest recently held in Boquete.

New Date for Online Coffee Auction

June 2013

The auction titled "The Best of Panama 2013" will take place online on July 3, and will have the participation of about 57 international buyers.

According to Pliny Ruiz Jr., President of the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP), the auction will begin at 9 am via the website

Panama Sells "Geisha" Coffee at Record Price

May 2010

The coffee variety reached a record price of $170.2 per pound, at an online auction named “Best of Panama 2010”.

Called “Esmeralda Special”, this Geisha variety from plantation “Finca La Esmeralda” was bought by Japanese company Saza Coffee. They acquired 50 pounds, paying $68,080.

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