Why is Panama’s Coffee the Most Expensive in the World?

Why is Panama’s Coffee the Most Expensive in the World?

The story of how a pound of coffee, grown in the mountains of Chiriquí in the Republic of Panama, reached a record price of $1,029 began twenty years ago. It did not happen overnight. Behind every cup that is served in specialty coffee shops in Japan, the United...
“La Rana Dorada”, Pioneers of Craft Beer in Panama

“La Rana Dorada”, Pioneers of Craft Beer in Panama

The verb or expression “ranear” (loosely meaning “to frog/hang with us”) has been a part of the Panamanian vocabulary for almost ten years when the craft brewery La Rana Dorada decided to place its hopes on the local market. The idea started simmering at...
What Does Afro-Panamanian Cuisine Taste Like?

What Does Afro-Panamanian Cuisine Taste Like?

It’s Sunday and some aromas just seem to burst out of Joseph’s kitchen early in the morning. Doña Mara (Ms. Mara) begins to prepare lunch, an Afro-Panamanian meal that is prepared and celebrated by the entire family. And it must be enough to feed not...
Selina, the Panamanian Hotel that Triumphs among Digital Nomads

Selina, the Panamanian Hotel that Triumphs among Digital Nomads

Selina is the name of the hotel venture that is making itself known around the world, from Playa Venao in Panama, to New York, Porto, and Buenos Aires. This Panamanian label was born in 2015 and has managed to meet the needs of a new generation of travelers, the...
Cuanto, the Panamanian Startup that Triumphs in Silicon Valley

Cuanto, the Panamanian Startup that Triumphs in Silicon Valley

At times, Felipe Echandi looks back at everything that has happened to him and it seems surreal. He majored in law and worked as a lawyer. Now he lives in Silicon Valley, California, an entrepreneur’s dream paradise. In 2008 he came up with the idea of Cuanto, the...