The lifetime passion for Coffee in Boquete, Panamá
By Harry E. Hunt | September 24, 2013
Coffee lovers will enjoy one of the best coffees in the world in Boquete. At an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level you will find the Mountain Village of Boquete. Due to it’s perfect geographic position with a very mild climate, volcanic soil and coffee plantations dominate the properties around the village. In Boquete you will experience temperatures between 12 degrees celcius (54 fahrenheit) and 26 degrees celsius (79 fahrenheit) often complemented with a very comfortable breeze.
Work at Coffee Plantations became a source of income for many families
At the coffee plantations you will find many indigenous from the Ngobe – Bugle family working. They contribute highly in the production of coffee in the area. It is a fact that for many families, working at a coffee plantation became a main source of income.
Geisha Coffee – considered one of the finest coffees in the world
A sweet, citrus-like flavour characterises the Geisha coffee. The seat of coffee origins from Ethiopia, from a Mountain village called Gesha. Due to Boquete similar cultivating conditions, as of today Geisha coffee is being cultivated at Boquete plantations. In 2013 Geisha coffee broke all price records being auctioned online for $300 per pound.
Boquete Coffee Tours
We encourage every visitor to the Highlands of Panamá to have a tour with one of the Coffee Roasters in Boquete. They provide guides tours to the coffee plantations and you will learn the process of cultivation until the moment you have the perfect cup of coffee. Highlights are a visit to one of the many plantations, a visit to the factory, the roasting process, and of course the moment of tasting various coffee flavours.
As of today, coffee is one of the most important export products that stimulates the economy of Chiriquí, Panamá