The Panama-Canada coffee connection

Karla Delgado and Canadian Ambassdor Asselin, led the singing of O Canada
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CANADIAN AMBASSADOR  Karine Asselin  joined Panamanian chorister  Karla Delgado to lead the singing  of the  recently updated national anthem  at the CanadaPLUS Foundation’s celebration of Canada Day.

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Coffee cups a plenty

The event was supported  by some 50 Cannuck residents and visitors and well wishers from Panama  and other countries.

A highlight of the evening  was  a coffee tasting session  in which many got their first experience of the renowned geisha coffee which can sell at over $700 a pound, and contributes to Panama’s reputation of producing some of the world’s finest coffee. The audience discovered that while Panama cannot compete in volume with countries like Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam its reputation for quality is unchallenged, and brings the world’s top experts to the country  every year to extended tasting sessions of the latest crop of beans

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First you stir then you taste

The introduction to the secrets of coffee was given by Frank Tedman whose Canadian grandfather started growing coffee in Boquete after working as a dredger captain during the French canal building attempt. The third generation Frank heads Palo Alto which is now sold in Canada.

The audience appreciation of the presentation was reflected in the lengthy question and answer session that followed.

coffee 3Among the door prizes for the Canada Day event   was a membership for another Canadian venture in Panama, a fitness club for women: Fit & Strong 4 Life  which offers personalized training yoga-pilates-step-drums-circuit box-belly-afro and more. I will be writing about it later but if you need information in the meantime call 6035-7275 and mention newsroom.

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The  5th edition of Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre  will be at the Miramar  Intercontinental with  the presentation of Bingo Spells Murder. Monday July 11 through Wednesday July 13. It promises to be the  best yet,  with a full dinner and coffee, a  welcoming glass of wine, murder while you dine, and your  opportunity to spot the killer. The donation for a satisfying evening out is $30 members,$40 nonmembers.
Curtain Up at 7.30pm

For Reservations CALL 6619 or email



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