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Take A Coffee Tour In Panama

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

More so than the clear turquoise seas, indigenous cultures, astounding wildlife and beautiful cloud forests of Chiriquí, Panama is world-famous for its coffee.

The country and its people live and breathe coffee – indeed Panama's economy relies heavily on the export and trade of coffee beans.

When there, you won’t be able walk a block in Boquete - a small town on the Caldera River - without stumbling upon a coffee shop.

So, if you ever find yourself in this small country right at the bottom of Central America, nestled in between Costa Rica and Colombia, do yourself a favour and take a tour of a coffee plantation.


Why is the coffee in Panama so good?

There are many intersecting factors that make the coffee in Panama so very special.

First off, Panama boasts an ideal coffee producing environment – a combination of volcanic soil, high elevation and a tropical climate combining the right balance of sun and moisture.  

In addition, the profusion of many different microclimates produces a special variety of unique coffee flavours and tastes which can’t be created anywhere else in the world.

What’s more, in Panama coffee farmers combine generations of traditional farming know-how with very advanced technical skills and an innovative mindset to continually take coffee cultivation to new and unsurpassed levels.

Also, all the farms in Panama are tended with love and attention – everything is worked on by hand as large mechanical and industrial style equipment is non-existent.

Indeed, as the years progress, in Panama coffee is grown more and more in an environmentally sensitive way.

For example, Panama farmers are embracing sustainable agricultural practices for growing, harvesting and processing.

Panama coffee tours

There are a variety of coffee tours in Panama, here are some of the best to choose from, as selected by us here at Cafe2U:

Most plantation tours available in Panama are 1/2 day tours and will cost between £15 and £25.

They make for a superb and educational morning or afternoon tour.

You can book them through any hostel or from the tour shops in the centre of towns.

Over to you

Have you ever been to visit a coffee plantation in Panama?

Or have you been on any other coffee tours?

Be sure to get in touch with us here at the Cafe2U Blog with your comments and questions – we love hearing from our readers!

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