One of the most interesting and influential coffee growing countries in the speciality coffee industry.
Historically, Panama had a very poor reputation for producing coffee and in comparison to its neighbours on either side, Costa Rica and Colombia produced miniscule amounts. In recent years however, Panama has produced some of the most unique and expensive coffee in the world.
Panama, although a relatively small country is extremely bio-diverse and has a number of micro-climates at altitude which contribute to a perfect coffee growing environment. The stable economy and the infrastructure in Panama enabled a few coffee farms in the region of Boquette to pioneer the Gesha coffee plant which famously sold for extortionate amounts of money, putting Panamanian coffee on the map.
Panama as an origin, aside from Gesha does typically produce some other world class coffee’s with similar taste profiles of complex fruit and floral notes.