Traditional Boquete methods used by 50 small farmers to produce coffee that has a unique pineapple flavor
Boquete is the most ancient and famous coffee production region in Panama. It is situated in the east of Volcan Baru, with an altitude of approximately 1000 to 2000 metres. Located within is also the nature reserve, Volcan Baru National Park, filled with a vibrant ecosystem and 7 types of microclimate. It is shrouded in a thin fog and receives ample rainfall all year round, bestowing upon the region excellent conditions for coffee cultivation. Thus Boquete is able to produce the greatest volume of coffee and best quality coffee in Panama. During the harvesting season, coffee farmers will employ water processing and sun-drying methods to produce coffee beans that are plump and authentic in taste. Moreover the volcanic activity in the early days resulted in sediments that supply the soil with a great amount of nutrients.
The 50 coffee farmers here have formed a mini Cooperative. They all employ the traditional Boquete methods to produce coffee - allowing coffee to grow in an environment that is closest to nature. Although production volume is limited, this method helps to maintain a more sustainable environment and may even improve the soil quality. This natural cultivation method not only benefits the environment, it also enables the production of high quality and flavorful coffee beans due to the more gradual growth of the coffee cherries. Upon manual harvesting by the farmers, the coffee cherries are sent to the neighboring Café de Eleta S.A. for post-processing. The factory is located roughly 4 km from the farm and has an onsite modern laboratory where cupping is performed during quality control and coffee selection.
Description of taste: Strong pineapple flavor, clean, tropical fruits, brown sugar, berries, smooth and delicate texture