PANAMA CITY Panama's top coffee producer said
it believes it has set a new record for the world's biggest cup
of coffee, after brewing 750 gallons (2,840 liters) in a giant
mug on Sunday.
Producer Cafe Duran used 300 pounds (136 kgs) of arabica
coffee to brew a cup measuring 3 yards by 1.6 yards over four
"We are really thrilled with this, Panama has done it!"
Ricardo Duran, director-owner of the company, said to loud
applause, fireworks and live tropical music.
The company will submit its record-breaking attempt to
officials at Guinness World Records this month. The previous
Guinness record was held by the United States for brewing 660
gallons (2,500 liters) in New York in 1994.
The initiative aims to draw attention to Panama's small but
growing gourmet, estate-grown coffee industry, organisers said.
"And the coffee's actually damn tasty," said Irma Castillo,
a Panama City resident sipping the hot drink as it was given
away after the record attempt.