What’s so great about coffee from Panama? 🇵🇦

Coffee from Panama
New Single Origin Coffee has arrived from Panama! So, what’s the big deal? 🤷‍♀️

Well, in the world of specialty coffee, there are few regions that stand out as distinctly as Panama. 🇵🇦

Panama is in the heart of Central America. It is a small country that is, well… “famous” you could say for producing some of the world’s most exclusive and expensive coffee beans. 💎
But what makes coffee from Panama so special with a premium price tag? 🧐

⛰ Combine Panama’s diverse microclimates, different altitudes, and volcanic soils and you get perfect geographic conditions for producing exquisite coffee.

👅 Have you heard of Geisha coffee? This is an exclusive variety of specialty coffee with a distinct flavour profile, floral notes, vibrant acidity and silky body that gets coffee connoisseurs pretty darn excited! But, there is always a limited supply of these beans, hence the premium price.

☕️ Coffee farmers in Panama are known for their ultra-careful and environmentally sustainable farming practices. The attention to detail in every step of the coffee production process, from harvesting to processing and drying, ensures that only the finest beans are sold.

🏆 Did you know Panama holds coffee auctions? The annual ‘Best of Panama’ competition is always circled in the coffee calendar. Coffee producers in Panama submit their BEST lots, which are then judged by a panel of experts. Winning coffees fetch top prices at auction, with some Geisha beans selling for hundreds of dollars per kilo. The intense competition and limited supply further drive up the price.

🌍 Panamanian coffee has earned global recognition and massive respect in the coffee industry. Top roasters worldwide seek out these beans, and the prestige associated with Panamanian coffee adds to its attraction.

🙏 Many Panamanian coffee farms prioritise ethical and sustainable practices, including fair wages for workers and environmentally friendly farming methods. These practices can increase production costs but align with the values of conscious consumers willing to pay a premium for ethically produced coffee.

When you sip a cup of Panamanian coffee you are experiencing a piece of the country’s rich coffee heritage and the dedication of their passionate coffee producers. So, yes it may be a splurge but the taste of Panamanian coffee is an unforgettable journey for the senses that’s well worth the investment.

Check out our latest Single O’s from Panama here.