Panamerican Coffee Trading Co. S.A.

Panamerican Coffee Trading & Coffees of the World Certifications


Panamerican Coffee Trading Co. S.A. was founded in 1980, and since its inception, it has been managed and operated from Costa Rica.

We are proud of our more than 40 years of experience in the coffee trade, where we have been sharing our knowledge and expertise about coffee with our clients throughout the Latin American region. Our traders’ extensive travel all over the region allow us to assure our clients that we have personal knowledge of the farms, mills, and export operations to provide them with specialized recommendations and advice.

We manage an annual volume of 600,000 bags of 69 kg each. We are able to supply all origins and qualities from Central America, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil, as well as some selected African origins.


Our Vision

Become the leading coffee trading company in the region by bring forth the strengths of a large organization and the agility and efficiency of a small one.

Our Mission

Build long-lasting relationships with our clients by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of our team. Our commitment to superior quality and reliability is based on our core values: Integrity, Teamwork, Trust, Responsibility, and Excellence.



We value the qualities of being honest, fair, and practicing sound moral principles. Our actions honor ourselves and our organization.


We believe that the best solutions are achieved by working together effectively and efficiently.


We prize our trust by depending on the reliance, partnerships, and successes we share with everyone. We maintain this trust by practicing our core values.


We hold ourselves accountable and fulfill our commitments by fully sharing our company’s responsibility.


We strive to achieve superior results in everything we do by delivering on our promises and adding values that exceed expectations.


Code of Ethics of Panamerican Coffee Trading Inc. S.A.

Our Code of Ethics establishes a common and consistent framework on how our whole organization should accomplish our mission and objectives. It guides us and tells us how to do our daily work. High professional ethics and personal integrity ensure our credibility and reputation as a group.


We at Panamerican Coffee are committed to quality. Our team of trained cuppers use a standardized protocol to evaluate each coffee sample on Flavor, Aftertaste, Acidity, Body, Balance and Sweetness of the Coffee. Our lab is equipped with state of the art equipment needed for the grading, roasting and cupping of the samples ensuring the needs of our customers.


In addition, we partner with the platform CROPSTER which allows us to integrate the sample grading, roasting, sensorial analysis and tracking. This platform allows us to monitor every aspect of our operations: from purchase, planning and projections to quality control utilizing a system specifically created for coffee trading.


Our company’s commitment to sustainability is paramount. It is a continuous process whereby we strive to preserve our environment for the generations that follow. Incorporating sustainability into our business over the years has been a fundamental building block of our strategic vision in the partnership with our client.

Supplier code of conduct

In addition to the above documentation and in order to gain more visibility on our supply chain we manage, assess, and report on sustainability performance of our suppliers through the SEDEX Platform.

We use this platform to store, analyze, and stay informed about sustainability practices throughout our supply chain.

All the above combined feeds our system creating a document per supplier called PaSS (Panamerican Sustainable Sourcing), which meets our supply chain goals.


This project features initiatives in all three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social, and governance (ESG). It seeks to improve workers’ and their children’s health and education. It further develops actions to prevent child labor and promote the cooperative’s revenue safety. It also includes strategies for climate change adaptation and the prevention of deforestation of the Peruvian jungle.

Project Results to Date:

• Nineteen essential medical supplies delivered to six area villages for emergency care;

• 110 trimmers provided to cooperative members to improve their labor and health conditions and prevent accidents;

• 184 school supply kits handed out in five schools that group students from 25 communities close to the cooperative;

• Cooperative’s benefits distributed equally among men and women;

• 600 bags of fertilizer (island guano) distributed to improve the plantation productivity; and

• 45 ecological pulpers with strainers handed out to improve productivity and reduce water consumption.

In addition, we are prepared for Compliance with the Deforestation Regulation (P9_TA (2023)0109) issued by the European Union in 2023

Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices

This standard promotes transparency, profitability, and responsible coffee farming and processing practices, while improving coffee growers’ and workers’ livelihoods and conserving the natural habitat for the nearby communities. It encompasses more than 200 social, economic, and environmental indicators used during third-party audits.


This certification is the National Organic Program (NOP) which is the federal program of the United States of America that regulates organic products. All products that are sold, labelled, or present themselves as organic must meet all USDA requirements for organic products.

UE Certification

The European organic certification is based on organic production standards EU 834/2007 – EU 889/2008 created by the European Economic Community. Clients who want to export organic products to Europe need this certification, even if they have certifications used in other countries.

Rainforest Alliance

This Sustainable Agriculture Standard, together with its assurance and technology systems, are based on data and constant improvement principles, a risk-based guarantee, contextualization, and shared responsibility. The objective of this seal is to deliver more value to the more than two million farmers and thousands of businesses that use the Rainforest Alliance certification to drive more sustainable agricultural production and responsible supply chains.

Fairtrade International

As a leader in the global movement to make trade fair, Fairtrade supports and challenges businesses and governments and connects farmers and workers with the people who buy their products. By choosing Fairtrade, final consumers can create change through their everyday actions. They buy at prices that have the goal of covering average coffee productions costs in a sustainable manner: a vital safety net when market prices drop.

Fair Trade Certification

Guaranteed minimum price that acts as a safety net for coffee farmers and producers when market prices are low. Rigorous Fair Trade Certified standards ensure safe and healthy working conditions, the eradication of forced and child labor, and fair and consistent compensation, while protecting the environment and allowing for product traceability. Producer communities receive additional compensation through Community Development Funds.

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The new requirements included in the final rule will allow for faster identification and rapid removal of potentially contaminated food from the market, resulting in fewer foodborne illnesses and deaths. At the core of this rule is the requirement for people subject to the rule who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods on the FTL, maintain records containing key data elements (KDEs) associated with specific critical tracking events (CTEs) and provide information to the FDA within 24 hours or a reasonable time to which the FDA has agreed.