Chiriqui, Panama

$130.00 for a pound of green coffee? That’s how much a certain Geisha varietal from the Chiriqui region brought in one auction, and while most don’t bring that much, coffee from this area has helped put Chiriqui coffee on the map the world over. Described as “explosively floral” by the SCAA, this descriptors seem especially fitting since the Chiriqui Highlands area is sometimes referred to as “Valley of Flowers and Eternal Spring.”

Part of the Talamanca Mountain Range, the region is a place of incredible biodiversity where moisture, soil, and altitude create microclimates where coffee thrives. It is home to the largest active volcano in Central America, Volcán Barú, sometimes called Chiriqui. From the summit of the volcano, on a clear day, both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be seen.

$130.00 for a pound of green coffee? That’s how much a certain Geisha varietal from the Chiriqui region brought in one auction, and while most don’t bring that much, coffee from this area has helped put Chiriqui coffee on the map the world over. Described as “explosively floral” by the SCAA, this descriptors seem especially fitting since the Chiriqui Highlands area is sometimes referred to as “Valley of Flowers and Eternal Spring.”

Part of the Talamanca Mountain Range, the region is a place of incredible biodiversity where moisture, soil, and altitude create microclimates where coffee thrives. It is home to the largest active volcano in Central America, Volcán Barú, sometimes called Chiriqui. From the summit of the volcano, on a clear day, both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be seen.

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