Panama coffee ranges from medium quality lower altitude farms to those at 1600 – 1800 meters centered in the area of Boquete in the Chirqui district near the border with Costa Rica. Some farms feature older coffee varieties of Bourbon and Typica, and Boquete is the zone where the commercial potential of Gesha coffee was found at the Esmeralda Estate. The farms in the area employ N’gobe Indians for the picking season, and hold a Best of Panama competition each year.

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