Finca Santa Teresa is a boutique coffee farm and mill located high in the cloud forest of Panama. The farm sits close to the border with Costa Rica and Panama’s highest peak, the Volcan Baru. Adjacent is La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The coffee produced by Finca Santa Theresa is produced in microlots. Between November and February, coffee is picked from the 20 different lots on the farm. Soon after picking, the coffee is processed using one of three main processing methods – washed, honey or natural. Depending on the method, this can see the coffee drying on raised beds (known as Camas Africanas) for up to a month.
This coffee is carefully handpicked and processed at their mill bordered by virgin forest and their water source, river La Llorona.
The farm works closely with local charity Casa Esperanza Panama who provides opportunities for children and teenagers by providing access to health, nutrition and training services as well as teachers for schools. In turn the goal is to empower the children to educate their families and give them the skills to gain meaningful employment in the future to support their family. Finca San Teresa supports this charity by hiring teachers for the children of the farm. In addition to this we work with the local hospital in Volcan, ensuring regular medical visits and providing health education for the staff. They are also in the process of converting as much of the farm as possible to solar power. Their staff have also formed their own football team that is regularly placed at the top of the local league!
Region SANTA CLARA, RENACIMIENTO
Farm Finca San Teresa
Altitude 1562 masl
Proc. Method natural, sun dried