Posted on Leave a comment

Latin America Coffee Farms in Chiriqui Panama

Baby coffee plants growing in Chiriqui Panama

I have visited many places in Latin America and still need to visit many more. Coffee farms Chiriqui Panama are located near the border of Costa Rica in Chiriqui. It takes about 3 hours to reach this city by car driving from Panama City, Panama.

Coffee production first sprang up in Panama in the early 1900s. At that time, though, there was wild coffee throughout the Pacific Ocean side of Panama. It was the Boquete Valley that stood up to lead the burgeoning industry. Pioneering arabica coffee, which the International Coffee Organization today recognizes as some of the highest quality in the world. Panama honey processed coffee is one of the preferred by many coffee lovers due to its caramel and dark chocolate notes.

Coffee farm Don Vicente Chiriqui Panama
Coffee farm Don Vicente Chiriqui Panama

This farm grows mainly Caturra, Bourbon and some Geisha coffee varieties. There are some old Bourbon coffee plants that still produce great quality coffee cherries. These plants are over 10 years old and harvest once a year. Coffee farms Chiriqui Panama are situated around the same region, but I had the pleasure to visit my friends farm Finca Don Vicente. This is a family owned farm which has been running for generations.

Continue reading Latin America Coffee Farms in Chiriqui Panama
Posted on Leave a comment

Coffee Farm Pictures in Chiriqui, Panama

panama caturra washed coffee

I will be posting more coffee farm pictures during this week about coffee farms I have visited in Latin America. This post its only part of a series of pictures I took at many Latin America coffee farms. If you like you can grab the Panama coffee mug and show your support. Perfect mug to take to work and code with coffee if you’re a developer.

Coffee Farm Pictures Chiriqui  Panama
Coffee Farm Pictures Chiriqui Panama
Cows at coffee farm in Chiriqui
Cows at coffee farm in Chiriqui

I enjoy taking pictures of coffee farms in Latin America. The idea is to show you where Cocotu’s coffee comes from. I also like to show you the hard work it takes to produce a great cup of specialty coffee and why it’s worth the price.

View coffee farm in Chiriqui
View coffee farm in Chiriqui
Coffee tree Caturra variety in Chiriqui
Coffee tree at coffee farm in Chiriqui
Soil with no chemicals at farm
Soil with no chemicals at coffee farm Chiriqui

For most, the above image means nothing. But, this means a lot when grading a coffee farm’s use of chemicals. As you can see little plants are growing one the soil, there are also insects like ants and worms hanging out. If a coffee farm is heavily under pesticide use you would not see life on the ground under the coffee trees.

Coffee tree with cherries at farm Chiriqui Panama
Coffee tree with cherries at farm Chiriqui Panama
Posted on Leave a comment

Panama Coffee Farm at Chiriqui City

Panama coffee farm house in Chiriqui

Beautiful coffee farms in Chiriqui, Panama. This farm is located at the border of Costa Rica – Pura vida! Main coffee plant varieties include Caturra, Geisha and Typica. This Panama coffee farm has an incredible bio-diversity. I will be posting more images.

I will be posting more pictures during this week about coffee farms I have visited in Latin America. If you like you can grab the Panama coffee mug using the following link here. Perfect mug to take to work and code with coffee if you’re a developer.

Coffee production first sprang up in Panama in the early 1900s. At that time, though, there was wild coffee throughout the Pacific Ocean side of Panama. It was the Boquete Valley that stood up to lead the burgeoning industry. Pioneering arabica coffee, which the International Coffee Organization today recognizes as some of the highest quality in the world. Panama honey processed coffee is one of the preferred by many coffee lovers due to its caramel and dark chocolate notes.

Contact me if you like to get these pictures framed and sent to your home or business. More pictures of my friends coffee farm Finca Don Vicente coming soon.

Panama coffee farm
Coffee farm at Chiriqui
Chiriqui, Panama
Panama Coffee Mug
Coffee farm at Chiriqui, Panama

Posted on 1 Comment

Panama Coffee and Brief Country History

Latin America coffee - Panama honey processed coffee

Although the population of Panama is only 4 million, those 4 million people inhabit an area of just 29,000 square miles, making Panama one of the most densely inhabited countries in the world. Previously part of Colombia, the entire history of Panama and its coffee is one at the center of which is United States influence. The country is wealthy, especially by the standards of its neighboring countries, owing in large part to the Panama Canal, a crucial trade route that has defined its commerce, banking, and tourism industries, the tolls from the canal making up a significant portion of the country’s economy overall.

Cocotu Panama Latin America coffee
Panama coffee farm in Chiriqui

Panama Unique Nature and Coffee

There are many plants and animals that are found nowhere in the world but in Panama, making the country something of a haven for research scientists and naturalist tourists alike. The jungles are teeming with life, drawing in photographers, artists, and those who want to learn about the natural world. Positioned in what is sometimes considered Central America, Panama is a pivot between Mexico in North America and the countries of South America. Driving, walking, or by boat, millions upon millions of people cross through Panama every single year.

panama cocotu harvest coffee sun drying Latin America coffee
panama cocotu harvest

Coffee production first sprang up in Panama in the early 1900s. At that time, though, there was wild coffee throughout the Pacific Ocean side of Panama. It was the Boquete Valley that stood up to lead the burgeoning industry, pioneering arabica coffee, which the International Coffee Organization today recognizes as some of the highest quality in the world. By 2008, Panamanian coffees out of the Boquete Valley have even earned higher ratings and higher prices than coffees exported from Costa Rica. Around 18% of the coffee grown in Panama is robusta. You can read a great coffee review from Coffee Ken on his blog.

The histories of Panama and Colombia are closely intertwined, the former uniting with the latter upon gaining independence from Spain in 1821. Throughout the following decades, this relationship was fraught with trouble, culminating in a war of separation in 1899, which led to the establishment of independent Panama in 1903, the United States supporting this move for economic concerns. In the decade that follows, the United States built the structure that would turn Panama into what it is today, the Panama Canal. The relationship has continued into the modern era, and in 1989, the US invaded Panama in a move that was questioned by the United Nations General Assembly. Despite this invasion and the subsequent war, tourism in Panama was largely unharmed, and even today, it is a spot high on the list of vacationers, history buffs, and coffee aficionados all.

If you want to see Latin America in all its beauty and all its splendor and to fully comprehend what it is that defines the continent and the complex relations of its countries, Panama is the place to go.