Boquete Panama

The reputation of Finca Lérida is as old as the first shipment of Panamanian coffee exported to Germany in it’s history, in 1929.

From its spectacular landscape sprang a coffee of such high quality, that soon the consumer countries of the aromatic coffee realized that Panama had other unique attractions, beyond the Canal. One of these was, and remains, Finca Lerida.

In 1924, engineer Toleff Bache Mönniche, along with his wife, moved to Finca Lerida. Here he built his house completely by hand in a Norwegian countryside style, and built the first Coffee Plantation by gravity in Panama.

In 1929, Finca Lerida exported to Germany its first shipment of Panamanian coffee, and this began Panama ́s high reputation as one of the exotic coffees of greater quality in Europe.

Finca Lerida is currently managed by the Amoruso Family, who coordinates the appropriate growth process of coffee, protect the lush virgin forest that surrounds the property and offer a genuine stay for all visitors to the Boutique Hotel Finca Lerida that is located in the middle of the coffee plantation.

Finca Lérida is conformed by 5 farms located in the province of Chiriquí in Panama, specifically in the Boquete region. Ranging between 1500 and 2000 meters in altitude, these farms are:

  • Lérida Estate
  • Esplendorosa Estate
  • Amelia Estate
  • El Salto Estate
  • Flora Estate



With it’s special atmospheric and topographic conditions, Finca Lérida is able to grow different arabica varietals with qualities that you can perceive in the cup such as fragance, flavor, acidity and body.

Among these varieties you will find:

  • Geisha
  • Pacamara
  • Catuai
  • Typica

In the main farm, Lérida Estate and in an altitude above 1900 meters, the experimental micro lots with varieties such as the following are found:

  • SL28
  • Orange Bourbon
  • Kenya
  • Midget Geishas
  • Typica



Picking standars have been set in order to get the most ripped cherries to assure a premium product,

Processes are closely followed throughout the producing season to make sure the beans meet their full potential.

Early in the season, buyers can make a contract to buy an specific amount of coffee processed in their process of preference.

Amongst the procedures the cherries go through are;

  • Washed or wet process
  • Natural or dry process
  • Honey process
  • Black Honey
  • ASD or Anaerobic Slow Dry

Each of them will take the experience of the cupping through a different path.

By the end of this 2021 crop we would produce 4000 bags of 100 pounds each.