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Panama is a country that is world famous for specialty coffee, with huge auction prices often reaching the wider (non-coffee)  press and massive cup scores regularly handed out at the Cup of Excellence.

We are proud and lucky to be able to work with some of the most prestigious coffee farming families in the country, including Luis Miranda at Finca Momoto and the Peterson family of the world famous Hacienda Esmerelda. Our closest and most developed relationship in Panama is with the Hartmann family, both at Finca Hartmann (the family estate) and Rocky Mountain coffee, owned by the family processing genius Allan and his wife Elke.

Clifton Coffee have worked in close partnership with the Hartmann’s for four years, representing their coffees in competition, working together on processing experiments, and even hosting Allan & Elke’s daughter Diana for an internship and SCA training period to teach her more about the consumptive markets.

While of course we import a significant quantity of Gesha, Maragogype and experimental high cupping varieties like Afromaro, we believe that Panamanian coffee doesn’t need to break the bank to be fantastic. This year we also brought in a significant volume of Caturra and Catuai and are happy to be able to offer these very high cupping coffees at prices that are accessible to all of our customers.