How good it smells in Panama

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In the highlands of Panama a lot of good coffee is grown. Appearantly everything is owned by a small group of people with british ancestors - post-colonial reality. We had a coffee tour visiting a plantation specialized in organic high-quality coffee. They have the old factory as a museum and we could see the coffee making process yesterday and today. It is amazing how different coffee may smell and taste depending on soil, process details and duration of the roast!
bfortune says:
Wow, you were at the farm and mill of my friend Ricardo in Boquete, the owner of Katowa Coffee. I was just there last week conducting some barista training for the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama. Although not EVERYTHING is owned by people of British decent, many of them are 3rd generation coffee growers and some are born in (or married to) Panamanians. They are growing some of the best coffee in the world, including the coffee from Hacienda Esmerelda which has won the Specialty Coffee Association of America award for the Best Coffee in the world three years running. (I also got to visit that farm on Saturday). So cool to see your pictures from a place I was just in a few days ago!
Posted on: Nov 20, 2007
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hanging bridge - puente colgante
hanging bridge - puente colgante
coffee plantation - plantacion de …
coffee plantation - plantacion de…
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ready fpor exportation - listo pa…
workshop - taller
workshop - taller
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