Lakota Coffee Company and Roasters

PANAMA COFFEE



Panama Coffee is very tasty as a varietal and superb in various blends. The Boquete region produces an excellent wet-processed coffee that is well balanced and full bodied.

Panama from the Baru Indian High Estate is extraordinary and got rave reviews from our customers, especially french-roasted!


Panama Growing Region

OUR IMPORTER SAYS:

Panama Coffee:

Panamanian coffees are under appreciated and inexpensive in my less than humble opinion. The coffees from the Boquete region of Panama are subtly bright, well balanced, with fruit, and dark cocoa tones.

The forested mountains of Boquete provide one of the most beautiful growing conditions in the world. As you approach the finca, you ride on a single lane road down in the valley with vertical cliffs covered with flowers and trees.

The finca itself is misted in clouds, with guava and tropical fruit trees intermingled among the wild coffee trees. In the middle of the finca is a five-hundred year old tree that was just a sapling when Christopher Columbus was just landing on the shores of the Americas. As you walk under a twenty-foot coffee tree, you look up and see sleeping fruit bats among the bright red coffee cherries.

It is an experience like no other, the sight of the tree alone about brought me to tears, and this was just one of many fincas in the Boquete region of Panama.


PROFILE FOR PANAMA COFFEE

Boquete Region

Origin Panama :

Geographic Coordinates: 9 00 N, 80 00 W

Population: 2,845,647

Cup Profile: Medium Body, Sweet, and Round Cup

Currency: Balboa, U.S. Dollar

Language: Spanish (official), English

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Amerindian 6%

Production: (millions lbs.) N/A

Exports: (millions lbs.) N/A

Botanical Varieties: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra Growing Regions: Boquete

Wet Processed: Yes

Dry Processed: N/A Altitude: Meters 1000-1500

Introduced: Introduced from Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Brazil as cash crop

Harvest Times: Nov-Mar


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