In our quest for the ultimate coffee scents, we discovered Boquete, Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, an enchanted escape facing Volcan Baru, and known for its Eternal Spring.
Also known as the "The Napa Valley of coffee", the mountain town of Boquete distinguishes itself throughout Central America for its cool, fresh climate and pristine natural setting. Flowers, coffee, vegetables and citrus fruits flourish in Boquete's rich soil, and the friendliness of the locals seems to rub off on everyone who passes through.
Boquete is one of the Panama's top destinations for outdoor lovers. It's a hub to hike, climb, raft, visit coffee farms, soak in hot springs, study Spanish or go on a canopy tour. And, of course, there's nothing quite like starting your day with a cup of locally grown coffee.
In a nutshell the three vital factors that influence the coffee's quality are: the soil, the micro-climate, and the particular genetics of the variety.