Cocoa

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Java! Coffee in Panama

Who doesn’t love a rich, fragrant, steaming, dark cup of coffee? Well, okay, there are a lot of people who don’t love coffee–but, there are still millions and millions who do! And even though there…


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The New Panama Canal!

Impact on World Economies…Opening New Markets! The Chinese Megaship COSCO, recently renamed PANAMA, is the first ship to transit through the expanded Panama Canal! Aided by tugboats, rather than the traditional “mules,” or trains, used…


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Panama Past and Present: The Embera Tribe

The Trip The dugout canoes sat along the shore of the mostly-dried Chagres River awaiting their cargo of tourists eager for a glimpse of Panama’s past right here in Panama’s present. The young men who…


Chocolate night

Chocolate in Panama is HOT!

As I sit here, savoring the flavor of a beautiful blue-winged butterfly made with premium Panama dark chocolate, I am remembering the wonderful Noche de Chocolate (Chocolate Night) we hosted here in Gorgona just last…