Our History

Since 1960, the Gallardo family farms only produced Caturra and Catuai coffee varieties at lower elevations, until a few years ago Mr. José Manuel Gallardo Araúz saw the potential of NUGUO and started growing Geisha variety coffee plants.  Nowadays Café Gallardo is one of the biggest coffee growers in Panama

The process

Nuguo’s coffee is processed at the farm:

Pulped and washed in a small, hand-powered, washing station. The fermentation process takes place during 24 to 36 hours in wooden boxes. Washing is done by hand through steering the coffee seeds until it feels rough.The coffee is dried in covered African beds during 3 to 6 weeks.


Nuguo Farm

It´s situated between 1.750 and 1.950 MASL, specifically the area of Jurutungo, in Renacimiento, Chiriquí, nestled by nature between the largest natural rainforest reserve in Central América -La Amistad International Park- and the border of Costa Rica. Its location and environment are very challenging for the coffee plants, with low temperatures at night, lots of wind and high humidity and rainfall intensity. We process our washed, honey and natural coffee paying attention of relative humidity and temperature to aim for the highest quality.


Our Specialty Coffee

We take thorough care of the coffee plants, especially of its nutrition, till the harvest time. We pick only perfectly ripe coffee cherries, which are floated and separated in micro lots by day and location to guarantee the highest quality and intensity of flavor.



Jasmine, Apple, Lychee, Raspberry, Sugarcane,

Orange blossom, Grapefruit, Chocolate,

Sweet, Floral, Bright, Citrus, Fruity, Juicy, Tealike.

“Opens up as it colds”

“Long steady – lovely coffee – very elegant & classy”

“Held up to the end”.


Our special coffee has been awarded at the Best Of Panama -a specialty coffee competition-, in 2015 version, with the 1st place in the Exotic Washed category, and in the 2016 version, with the 1st place in the Innovation category, with 2nd place in the Exotic Washed category and the 2nd place in the Exotic Natural category. At Café Gallardo we aim our dedication and passion for innovation towards the preservation of Nuguo Gesha uniqueness in a way that you can enjoy an amazing cup of coffee.


Contact Us

Renacimiento, Chiriquí, Panamá
Instagram: @cafegallardo