Discover the secrets behind a great cup of our specialty coffee by taking part of this interesting tour.
Walk through a plantation and learn about the different varieties of Arabica coffee that is grown in Panama, while you watch the recollection of the ripe cherries. Follow their journey, step by step, through the process of producing some of the most delicious and expensive coffees in the world.
Finish your tour enjoying a great cup of Panamanian coffee while you learn how to “cup” and qualify this elixir of the Gods.
The fertile highlands of Panama have become famous worldwide for their award-winning gourmet coffee. Chiriquí’s special microclimates have an influence on the flavor, aroma and body of our coffee, producing a great variety of blends and some of the most expensive coffee beans in the world.
Our guide will walk you through the coffee plantations and describe the different types of coffee growing on the slopes of Panama’s highest mountains. You’ll learn about the harvesting of the ripe coffee cherries, carefully done by the skilled hands of local Ngäbe and Bugle Indians.
From here you will visit the actual factory where the fruit is classified, processed, dried and stored in huge warehouses, ready for exportation.
This tour wouldn’t be complete without a taste of this delicious beverage; therefore, the last part of the experience is to learn about the cupping process and the identification of the qualities that expert “cuppers” look for in a blend to place it in global coffee rankings. By now, your taste buds will be craving the last activity of the tour: enjoying a cup of freshly brewed Panamanian coffee.
Take back a souvenir from this unique experience in the form of a bag of local coffee to enjoy and reminisce or to share with a loved one back home!