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Location: Hacienda Cañas Verdes, Boquete, Panamá



ABU COFFEE is a Geisha varietal cultivated in the region of Cañas Verdes, Boquete, in a humid and rainy microclimate typical of the tropical forest. Coffee trees are grown on the slopes of the Volcán Barú National Park, which are fertile, well-drained, volcanic origin, and deep soils enriched with organic content.

The average altitude is 1550 meters above sea level. The shade protecting the plantation is given by native trees that grow in harmony with abundant local flora and fauna, respecting the environment and biodiversity. Given its strategic geographic location, sunlight is a crucial element throughout the whole process. The plantation receives powerful solar radiation, interrupted in the mornings and sunsets by a soft tropical mist known locally as “Bajareque” and caressed by thick fog.  ​

Harvest season begins in summer, approximately in December and extends until March, months when the humidity drops, which, combined with the natural shade and the Bajareque mist, achieves the perfect balance for the maturation process. As a result, the cherries develop their maximum potential, optimally intensifying the sugars, and enriching the bean’s flavor.​

The virgin rain forests where the ABU COFFEE plantations lie within make of its climate an extraordinary condition to achieve a unique combination of characteristics that make our Geisha one-of-a-kind coffee with personality, intense juicy flavors, and aromatic floral notes.​



ABU COFFEE was named to honor the memory of José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman, the third generation of coffee producers, and to continue his dream of achieving what he considered the best-balanced coffee cup; a Geisha raised with the highest standards of quality. ​

That is why “ABU” (short for Abuelo, grandfather in Spanish), as his grandchildren used to call him, represents the legacy of this visionary and passionate lover of Boquete and specialty coffee that we want to preserve for the generations to come. ​



ABU COFFEE, a young Geisha farm with only five years of production, has participated for four consecutive years in the Best of Panama Competition among the most recognized brands of Geisha coffees from Panama, with outstanding results demonstrating consistency in our processes and high-quality standards.

For the first time, we participated in the 2017 Best of Panama Competition with our Geisha Washed, winning the sixth place with a 91.51 points score.​

In 2018 Best of Panama, ABU COFFEE Geisha Natural won the 12th place with a score of 90.5 and the 15th place with the Geisha Washed and a score of 90.25 points.

In 2019 Best of Panama competition, ABU COFFEE won 8th place with our Geisha Washed, a score of 92 points and 12th place with our Geisha Natural, a 91.25 points score.

In 2020 Best of Panama, ABU COFFEE won 11th place with our Geisha Natural and a score of 91.75 points.

During these past four years, ABU COFFEE Geisha Natural and Geisha Washed were successfully sold in the Best of Panama Specialty Coffee eAuction. We continue attracting new customers from different markets such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, among others, maintaining their loyalty and building trustworthy and long term partnerships with our clients.

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Instagram: @agricolageisha

Agricola Geisha was founded with one purpose – to produce the best tasting coffee. High up in the mountains of Boquete, Panama, there is a place abundant with misty rain and sunshine. Streams flow through the harvested fields and moisten the soil of the crops. Our farms overlook the Baru Volcano—the source of our volcanic soil. The land is sustained by the gifts of Mother Nature.

Corralled by forest trees, at an altitude ranging from 1350 to over 1900 meters, our coffee is shade grown surrounded by plantain and avocado trees. Our farms located in Jaramillo Centro, Alto Jaramillo, and La India, currently produce the following specialty coffees:

• Geisha Natural
• Geisha Washed
• Pacamara natural
• Pacamara Washed
• Paca Natural

From geisha to paca to pacamara, Agricola Geisha provides all our beans with a healthy home to produce the purest coffee. We are currently preparing to introduce our Catuai, our next specialty coffee. Our plants are cared for with meticulous attention, from seedlings to maturity. They are fertilized at their peak with natural products, keeping Agricola Geisha organic and wholesome, the way nature intended it to be. We are a family run business, our name and our reputation are important as three generations of our family are involved and will carry our legacy.

In only our second year of production, the care and dedication of our team earned us Third Place with our Pacamara Washed. As we continue to produce coffee winners, our objective is to provide every coffee drinker with the most pleasant and invigorating experience and to earn the reputation of the best tasting coffee. We invite you to watch our video and to learn more about our story at or find us on Instagram and FaceBook.


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  • Location: Santa Clara, Renacimiento, Chiriquí.
  • Highest elevation: 1500 m.a.s.l.
  • Lowest elevation: 1280 m.a.s.l.
  • Varieties: Catuai, Geisha, Pacamara.
  • Process: Washed and Natural.


We are Panamanian producers of high altitude coffee. Our farm is managed by the family, which is part of the second and third generation of the Aguilar Barroso, who have produced coffee since the 60s, being one of the first families to settle in the community of Santa Clara, in the highlands of Chiriquí.

Particularly our current beginnings date back to 1983 when Héctor Aguilar Barroso began to cultivate, on his own, varieties such as caturra, typica and catimor.  In the mid-1990s, coffee cultivation decreased and other crops such as blackberries, beans, chayote and others were introduced. After more than a decade, coffee cultivation resumed fully in 2007 with the Catuai variety, and in 2016 with the Geisha and Pacamara varieties.

Our farm is located in Santa Clara, Renacimiento District, Chiriquí Province in Panama. Currently, we have 12 hectares of total crop area and 6 hectares reserved for natural rainforest, with altitudes from 1280 to 1500 m.a.s.l. The average temperature is 21 °C. During the course of the year, the temperature generally oscillates from 14 °C to 29 °C.

The Coffee Harvest on the farm is between October and February, every year. The coffee is processed using mainly washed and natural methods. After harvesting, the coffee is dried on African beds for around a month.



Instagram: @finca_aguilar_peralta



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Finca La Alquería

Contact: José Porta
Mobile: +(507) 6612-7755

Finca La Alquería, located in the charming town of Volcancito, Boquete, is a boutique, family-owned and operated farm nestled in the slopes of the Baru volcano at 1,460 meters above sea level.
The Volcancito area provides optimal conditions for growing coffee, our beans are carefully grown and harvested ensuring a rich and flavorful cup of coffee.

Finca La Alquería takes pride in commiting to sustainable farming practices. We believe in treating the environment with respect and working with nature to produce high-quality coffee, which has led us to adopt a variety of agricultural practices, including apiculture, that help protect the natural habitat and the wildlife that shares our land.

Another practice applied in our farm is to minimize the chemical load applied to our coffee crops (through fertilization or fumigation), aiming for less than 1.75% of chemical products for foliar applications for every 200 Kgs. of material applied to the crops (not more than 3.5 kilos/200 kilos of diluted application).
Thanks to these agricultural practices, our farm yields high-quality specialty coffees, including pacamara, yellow bourbon, geisha, and SL-28 varietals.

We have a special commitment to the families that work in our farm; we understand that our success is only possible because of their hard work and dedication.

We believe that education is a fundamental right and a key driver of social mobility. We are committed to providing educational opportunities to the children of our farm workers, which we recognize as an investment in their future and that of our community. We take pride in this program, which reflects our values of sustainability, social responsibility and a commitment to excellence in all that we do.

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Contact: Eugene P. Altieri

Lugar: Boquete, Chiriqui Province, in Callejón Seco y Alto Lino
Tel: (507 country code) Cell Phone: 6614-8018; Office: 774-4989

We are Altieri Specialty Coffee, a family owned group of coffee growing farms from Boquete in Panama. It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to our brand and invite you to taste our excellent Geisha, Typica and Catuai, and Caturra- Our processes vary between natural, washed and fermented coffees.

These prize-winning coffees are grown on the Eastern slope of the Baru Volcano, surrounded by the virgin cloud forests of the Baru National Park, at a height of between 1,600 and 2,200 meters above sea level, in an area known as Callejón Seco. This area consists of volcanic soil, drained on the slope of the volcanic mountain, at an altitude where winds from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans collide creating microclimates different from the rest of the country.

Altieri Specialty Coffee was founded by Eugene Altieri, an Italian-American businessman residing in Panama who bought the  farms, without knowing the potential for growing specialty coffee. After fifteen years of coffee growing and earning various awards, his children are following his legacy working together in order to expand the  Altieri Specialty Coffee brand.


Our Coffees: 


Towards the bottom of the farm between 1750 to 1800 meters over sea-level these award-winning coffees are surrounded by untouched natural beauty. In this area we are able to grow specialty coffees with excellent characteristics.

Cupping Notes: great body, special acidity, dark chocolate, fruity, juicy, brown sugar, citrus, clean.



Grows in a lovely shade at 1700 to 1750 masl, surrounded by mountain bamboo and blackberries, producing a coffee with intense fruit notes.

Cupping notes: floral, sweet, creamy, citrus, orange, critic lemon, clean, green tea,  dark chocolate



Four-time prize winning Specialty Coffee in the annual Best of Panama coffee competition since 2014. The greatest extension of cultivation on the farm is Geisha coffee due to the great advantages that various microclimates create on the same farm. This, together with a meticulous care of coffee traceability, ensures the best cup with a special and complex combination of many flavors.

Cupping notes:  strawberries, melon, jasmine, lemongrass, orange, fruit acidity, red fruits, sugarcane, sweet, silky, elegant



Cultivated at our Pipim´s Estate farm at Alto Lino, Boquete, this coffee grows at an altitude between 1300 to 1350 masl. This farm has a unique location to the North of Boquete which offers an excellent  microclimate for coffee growing  with rainfall all year long, which results in a very special cup.

Cupping notes:  Chocolate, nuts, almond, citric, lemon


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Name of the Estate:  Finca Aromatisch Geisha
Contact:  Carlos Vásquez; José Pitti
Location:  on the slopes of the volcan Baru
Cel.  6216-7289; 6840-3301


Estate   Aromatisch Geisha.

Located  on the slopes of the Baru volcano

At  an elevation  of  1600 meters above sea level.

Our exclusive  production is Geisha Coffee.

It  has a taste  of aromatic profile, with hints of caramel, honey, fruits, toasted grains and chocolate.

In our small farm we cultivated and selected the best grains for you.

We want you to have   the opportunity to enjoy the taste of one of the best Geisha coffee you  ever had.

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Auromar S.A,
Candela, Chiriquí
Contacto: Roberto Brenes P.
+507 69480546


Auromar S.A es una empresa dedicada a la producción de café Geisha en la zona de Piedra Candela, en la zona de Volcán. Chiriquí, Panamá. La ubicación geográfica de la finca es Latitud 8 Grados 52.5 Norte y Longitud 82 Grados 45.4 Oeste.

Su principal finca, La Aurora tiene una extensión de 31 hectáreas donde el 50% está dedicada casi exclusivamente a la producción de café Geisha (Gesha). El resto de la finca se mantiene como bosque primario tropical de altura. La altitud promedio de la finca es 1,650 msnm, con un rango de 1575 a 1715 msnm. La temperatura anual oscila entre 16° – 25° C y la precipitación anual promedio es del orden de 3,500 mm.

Finca La Aurora ha sido desarrollada tratado de mantener la mayor cantidad de sombra de árboles nativos. La finca se cultiva en 6 lotes con diferentes orientaciones respecto al sol y dos de estos lotes con una diferencia apreciable de altura respecto al resto frisando los 1700 msnm. Buena parte de la sombra de los lotes centrales, recibe sombra de 300 árboles de aguacate Hass como diversificación de cultivo. La finca produce en su parte más alta una pequeña cantidad de Tekisic, pero planea aumentar esa producción hasta unos 300Kg.

Auromar procesa su café en forma de lavado o natural. El proceso natural se lleva a cabo en camas africanas y con un breve acabado en secadora de aire mecánica. Los granos para el proceso natural se procuran recoger a la plenitud de su madurez. El proceso de lavado conlleva un cuidadoso proceso de fermentación.

Auromar ha forjado una alianza para proceso y selección y almacenaje con Finca Eleta S.A, que opera un moderno beneficio a solo 5 kilómetros de Auromar. Igualmente mantenemos una alianza con Finca Hartmann para validar nuestras catas y desarrollar un consistente control de calidad.

Auromar se inició en el año 2006. A partir del 2013 debutó en las competencias del Best of Panama (BOP) ganado ese año el primer puesto con el mejor Geisha Lavado, el ya tradicionalmente conocido Auromar Geisha IRONMAN. En el año 2016 Auromar vuelve a ganar el Best of Panama en la categoría de Geisha Natural con el Auromar Natural CAMILINA. Entre el año 2014 y 2017 los Geishas de Auromar han estado entre los tops 30 cafés de acuerdo a Coffee Review. En el 2015, Auromar Camilina obtuvo 96 puntos, en el 2016 obtuvo 94 puntos y en diciembre de 2017 en Auromar Geisha Natural obtuvo 96 puntos.

La producción de Auromar se promueve bajo las marcas Auromar Geisha, Auromar Estate y Auromar Finca La Aurora. El 95% de la producción de Geisha de Auromar se exporta. Los mercados mas importantes son Asia, (China, Japón, Taiwán, Corea y Australia), Europa (Italia, Holanda, Alemania) y los EEUU.

Auromar S. A. tiene una empresa afiliada, Alma Estate Inc., que opera la Finca Alma de aproximadamente 7 hectáreas adyacente a La Aurora con lo que comparte todas las características de suelo, clima y altura. Alma está dedicada a la producción de Catuai, tanto Natural como Lavado que también se exporta en su totalidad.

Auromar invierte tiempo y esfuerzo en defender el ambiente y la calidad de vida nuestros colaboradores. Somo una finca sin trabajo infantil y las viviendas y los beneficios sociales de nuestros empleados excelentes.  Nuestro objetivo es producir el mejor café en un ambiente sostenible y preservando al máximo la flora y fauna de nuestra área de influencia.

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Priscilla Amar
Sales and Marketing
Social Media:
Instagram: @BambitoEstateCoffee
Bambito Estate Coffee
Bambito Via A, Cerro Punta,
Chiriquí, Republica de Panama

Bambito Estate Coffee has been in our family since the early 1900’s. Alberto Sittón Rios acquired the farm from his father in 1945 in the mountains of Bambito, Chiriqui Province, Panama. The farm in Bambito was Alberto’s passion as it was his way to continue a family tradition. Nowadays, Bambito continues to be a family business, now in its fourth and fifth generation.

Our coffee plantation is at an altitude between 1,660 and 1,800 meters, located between two national forest parks and crossed by two mountain ridges from east to west, creating two natural microclimates. These ridges protect our coffee trees from the summer north winds. We also have two water springs, which are the main source of water for our mill.

Bambito has its own greenhouse and cupping room. We use the greenhouse to preserve coffee tree genetic and maintain a young plantation. The coffee process byproducts (coffee pulp/mucilage liquid) are used as a source of organic fertilizer. In the cupping room, we prepare coffee for quality control and are happy to receive guests to share the experience of tasting the different varieties in Bambito Estate.

Furthermore, we are committed to providing a healthy and social work environment, respectful of the land that allows us to grow our outstanding coffee. We incorporated the community in our Social Responsibility Program, providing breakfast during the school year to the nearby elementary school students. Bambito also organizes a Christmas gathering during the holidays where we provide food and gifts to the whole community.


Coffee Varieties:

Washed Process:
Bambito Blend (Caturra / Catuai)

Natural Process:
Yellow Catuai
Red Bourbon

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Ubicación: Altos del Río Colorado, Volcán, Chiriquí

Contacto: Ezequiel Batista +507 6519-0256




Desde la finca  Baru Black Mountain se puede observar el Volcán Barú que por la distancia y sus suelos volcánicos toma una tonalidad negra efecto visual del cual lleva su nombre nuestra finca. Hace  aproximadamente unos 10 años estamos cultivando y mejorando las variedades del café que producimos  lo que a permitido obtener lotes de café de muy buena calidad, a influido la ubicación de la finca donde existe un micro clima ideal para producir café.

Además de las superficies plantadas de café con variedades como Caturra, Catuaí, Pacamara y Geisha  la finca también cuenta con muchas áreas montañosas protegidas donde encontramos una variedad de especies animal y vegetal.

Producimos, recolectamos y procesamos el café con la ayuda de varias familias indígenas ngäbe ; que disfrutan viviendo en nuestro terreno y a la vez trabajan el café desde hace décadas.

Nuestros principales clientes se encuentra en Europa donde  ya hace algunos años enviamos casi toda la producción.

De nuestra parte deseamos seguir produciendo y mejorando tanto en los procesos como en las variedades para el deleite de todos nuestros clientes y amigos.


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Finca Bernardina


Producer: Félix Aguilar B.

Location: Santa Clara, Renacimiento, Chiriqui, Panama.

Varietals: Catuai, Caturra, Maragogype, Geisha.

Elevation: 1400 to 1580 masl



The name Bernardina refers to our mother and grandmother, who was the first person in the family to produce coffee in the 1960s.

We belong to the second and third generation dedicated to the coffee activity.

Finca Bernardina started with the second generation in 1987, managed by Felix and Iluminada Aguilar, with an area planted with 2 hectares of caturra and catuai, and shortly after the farm was expanded.

At present we are 5 people who collaborate on the farm permanently, doing cultural and management work, and temporarily in the harvest period, from 25 to 30 employees.


Our farm is located in the region of Renacimiento, specifically at the buffer zone of La Amistad International Park, it has a natural mountain landscape with native trees and diverse species of birds, mammals and reptiles. We have 18 hectares of which 4 of them are virgin forest reserve, 2 hectares of secondary forest and the rest planted in coffee, fruit trees and timber trees.

The approximate production per year is 200 to 300 qq (100 pounds bags).

The Typica and Bourbon varieties are currently being introduced.


Regarding the processes, we carry out the three types: wash, honey and natural. Drying mostly in the sun on African beds, and in concrete patios.

We are currently starting trials of experimental processes with small amounts of coffee, specifically with the theme of fermentation.


For us, one of the most important ecological practices is the conservation of our soils and we choose to perform undergrowth control without the use of herbicides. Another practice is the planting of native trees as shade in coffee plantations.

In our farm, we not only produce coffee, we also protect our fauna and flora and preserve the virgin forests which contribute to protect the water sources that give life to our environment.



Productor: Félix Aguilar B.

Ubicación: Santa Clara, Renacimiento, Chiriquí, Panamá.

Variedades: Catuai, Caturra, Maragogype, Geisha.

Elevación: 1400 to 1580 msnm.



Bernardina hace alusión a nuestra madre y abuela, quien fue la primera persona de la familia en producir café en la década de 1960.

Pertenecemos a la segunda y tercera generación dedicados a la actividad cafetalera.

Finca Bernardina inicia con la segunda generación en el año 1987 Impulsada por Félix e Iluminada Aguilar, con superficie sembrada de 2 hectáreas de café de las variedades caturra y cuatai, y poco después la finca se fue expandiendo. En la actualidad colaboran en la finca realizando labores culturales y de manejo, 3 personas de manera permanente y de forma temporal en el período de recolección del grano de 25 a 30 colaboradores.


La finca se encuentra ubicada en la región de Renacimiento, específicamente en el área de amortiguamiento del Parque Internacional La Amistad, presenta un paisaje natural de montaña con árboles nativos y diversas especies tanto de aves, mamíferos y reptiles.  Contamos con 18 hectáreas de las cuales 4 de ellas son de reserva forestal virgen, 2 hectáreas de bosque secundario y el resto sembrado en café, especies frutales y maderables.

La producción aproximada por año es de 200 a 300 qq (sacos de 100 lb). Actualmente se está introduciendo las variedades Bourbon y Typica.


Se realizan tres tipos de procesos: lavado, honey y natural.  El secado mayormente al sol en camas africanas, bastidores, y en patios de concreto.

Actualmente estamos llevando a cabo procesos experimentales con pequeñas cantidades de café, específicamente con el tema de la fermentación.



Félix Aguilar

WhatsApp: +507 64710821

Instagram: FincaBernardina

Facebook: Finca Bernardina


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