A secret coffee lover’s dream is located in the Chiriquí Province of western Panama. A whimsical mountain town is home to farmers who are growing some of the most expensive coffee beans in the world.
Boquete is home to friendly locals and the perfect ecology for coffee farming. The locals credit the award-winning brew to mineral-rich volcanic soil, the tropical mountain elevation, and the perfect combination of wind, sun, and humidity in the region.
Wilford Lamastus Jr., a third-generation coffee farmer, helps operate Lamastus Family Estates and broke records at the recent 2018 Best of Panama coffee auction. The top winner was Taiwan’s Black Gold Coffee Co. which slung their beans at $803-per-pound.