Panama coffee is seen as some of the best in the world, so visiting a coffee farm is an absolute must for both casual enjoyers and aficionados. A coffee tour in Boquete is one of the best ways to learn about the growing, harvesting, and preparation process. Plus it’s a great chance to sample the freshest coffee you will probably ever drink.
Boquete has perfect growing conditions for coffee, with just the right altitude, a rich cloud forest to provide shade for the plants, and a microclimate which is cooler and drier than the rest of Panama. The fertile volcanic soil provide rich nutrients for the beans to flourish. Since the early 1990s, coffee farmers here have focused on high quality coffee, instead of producing and exporting large quantities. Since then, Panamanian coffee beans have consistently won prizes in a number of international competitions.
The majority of coffee cultivated in Boquete is arabica. Unlike other varieties of coffee, producing arabica beans is a labor-intensive process. Boquete is also known for the speciality geisha bean – one of the most expensive beans in the world.
Explore one of the jungle-like coffee plantations in Boquete and learn about the coffee cultivation process, from bean to cup. Book a Boquete Coffee Tour experience today.