Where the story
of Panamanian coffee
The history of Panamanian coffee starts way back at the beginning of the 19th Century when it is reputed that a retired English sea Captain brought the first coffee to Panama and planted it in the low coastal areas.
The colonists that followed took coffee varietals from all over the world to the mountains of Boquete, cultivating and developing coffee and other crops in the fertile, nutrient rich soil of the Baru Volcano. With a higher altitude, extraordinary microclimates created by its closeness to two oceans, Panamanian coffee soon developed a reputation for its unique flavor and high quality.
Today there are around 800 coffee farms in Boquete producing around 220,000 bags of coffee per year.