Coffees of Panama
All of Panama's small coffee production takes place on the Pacific side of the mountain chain near Costa Rica, to the west. Despite difficult growing conditions Panama has continuously produced highly esteemed coffees with classic sweetness and proportion.
Panama has held annual coffee competitions since the late 1990's. Today a number of Panamanian farms offer this variety, with La Esmeralda leading the way in every competition since (2007). It has put tiny Panama into the center of the gourmet coffee map, offering a multiplicity of flavor profiles from its many microclimates and diverse Arabica varieties found nowhere else, so far, in the western hemisphere. Click here to read more about Panama.