For a pair of farmers, vegetarians and locavores, we lived the dream for two days in Boquete where we drank local coffee, ate farm-fresh fruit and enjoyed a beautiful countryside.
On our first day, we toured a beautiful coffee plantation named Finca La Meligrosa (Miracle Farm).
There, we learned about the entire coffee process;
From saplings to harvest...
and of course, tasting!
Finca La Meligrosa is also one of the few farms in Panama with the conditions suitable to grow the rare- and utterly expensive- Geisha coffee. After tasting the sweet berry, we learned the nature of this finicky variety which only grows above 1,400 meters and goes for an astounding $9 per cup and $280 per pound.