We can always expect interesting coffees from Panama.
Looking back, we feel only happiness and pride to have witnessed such a development in these coffees and their producers. Working with small farmers is a great experience, because in addition to supporting the local economy
of a small community of people, we are also contributing to a social and environmental effort that has
a direct positive impact on all these indigenous families, whose children have extremely limited access to food, education
and health systems compared to the average Panamanian.
To get this far, we needed a key partner, and were lucky to find Baru Black Mountain, a Spanish business managed directly
by Quielito and his family, who are also producers. They have received advice from Marjorie from the outset, and have shared
their knowledge with surrounding out-growers such as Don Chalo (“the shaman of Jurutungo”), Don Cheo (“the optimistic coffee guy”), the one and only Lizy and the Gallardos, known as “the honey specialists”, who are always ready to delight us
with their lovely coffees. So prepare yourself to taste some beautiful honeys, naturals and Geishas!
All our friends agree that more conscious decision-making has led to resources being invested more efficiently, which has had
a direct impact on cup profiles. These producers are experts on coffee profiles, as a result not only of growing
and managing their plantations, but also making timely decisions and logistics choices in collaboration with BBM, acting on Belco’s technical advice, and cupping all together at the various farms to discuss, create, innovate, share and set the best examples for the next generation of coffee grown in these beautiful mountains.
Barú Black Mountain, Piedra Candela, Cheo's 3E, Don Chalo,
Pedro Rodriguez Escribano, Las Gallardo, Eliceo Mendoz, Don Chalo, Don Anastacio Cubilla, Don Quielito, Dona Lizy
MEETING OUR PRODUCERS
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PANAMA - EZEQUIEL BATISTA BARU BLACK MOUNTAIN
PANAMA - ANASTACIO CUBILLAS
PANAMA - DON CHEO