Category Archives: Panama

Panama Harvest Visit, March 2017

The purpose of my recent visit to Boquete, Panama was to spend a couple of days cupping with long-time friends and partners. Over the course of this visit, I observed and learned about the latest developments concerning how coffee cultivation

Panama Harvest Visit, March 2017

The purpose of my recent visit to Boquete, Panama was to spend a couple of days cupping with long-time friends and partners. Over the course of this visit, I observed and learned about the latest developments concerning how coffee cultivation

Farm Profile: Finca Elida

Name: Elida Estate Coffee Owner: Lamastus family (since 1918) Region: Alto Quiel, Boquete Total estate area (ha): Total: 65; Coffee: 30; Forest Reserve: 35 Altitude (masl): 1670-1890 Average annual rainfall (mm): 2800 Average age of trees (years): One lot: 40

Farm Profile: Finca Elida

Name: Elida Estate Coffee Owner: Lamastus family (since 1918) Region: Alto Quiel, Boquete Total estate area (ha): Total: 65; Coffee: 30; Forest Reserve: 35 Altitude (masl): 1670-1890 Average annual rainfall (mm): 2800 Average age of trees (years): One lot: 40

Producer Profile: Daniel Peterson, Hacienda La Esmeralda

Estate: Hacienda Esmeralda Region: Jaramillo and Canas Verdas Location: Boquete, Panama Altitude(masl): 1600-1800 Process: Washed and Natural Variety: Geisha About As a coffee farmer, Daniel´s interest in the sensory evaluation of coffee was once a rarity. The custom at Hacienda

Producer Profile: Daniel Peterson, Hacienda La Esmeralda

Estate: Hacienda Esmeralda Region: Jaramillo and Canas Verdas Location: Boquete, Panama Altitude(masl): 1600-1800 Process: Washed and Natural Variety: Geisha About As a coffee farmer, Daniel´s interest in the sensory evaluation of coffee was once a rarity. The custom at Hacienda

May & June 2013 Cupping Events

London in Review Thank you to The Association and Prufrock Coffee for being such excellent hosts for our recent cupping events! To recap: Our focus during the Association cupping were the Hacienda La Esmeralda Special auction lots. The Peterson family produces separate lots based on geographic areas, microclimates and picking dates

May & June 2013 Cupping Events

London in Review Thank you to The Association and Prufrock Coffee for being such excellent hosts for our recent cupping events! To recap: Our focus during the Association cupping were the Hacienda La Esmeralda Special auction lots. The Peterson family produces separate lots based on geographic areas, microclimates and picking dates

London Again! April 23-24

London has become a second home for us at the Collaborative – especially at Prufrock Coffee, which has now welcomed and helped us co-host several cuppings since the very beginning. We have cupped some fantastic coffees and met some great

London Again! April 23-24

London has become a second home for us at the Collaborative – especially at Prufrock Coffee, which has now welcomed and helped us co-host several cuppings since the very beginning. We have cupped some fantastic coffees and met some great

Honestly! Why Paris?

With all due respect, as much as Paris is the food capital of the world, it used to be a joke to even think of Paris as a coffee destination. Well that was until just a few months ago. For two days

Honestly! Why Paris?

With all due respect, as much as Paris is the food capital of the world, it used to be a joke to even think of Paris as a coffee destination. Well that was until just a few months ago. For two days

A portrait of a coffee personality: Daniel Peterson, Hacienda Esmeralda, Boquete, Panama

Coffee is an old commodity. But the way we buy nowadays; tasting, describing and thinking about the coffee, it´s almost as if it is a completely different product. This applies at least to the coffee we know as specialty coffee.

A portrait of a coffee personality: Daniel Peterson, Hacienda Esmeralda, Boquete, Panama

Coffee is an old commodity. But the way we buy nowadays; tasting, describing and thinking about the coffee, it´s almost as if it is a completely different product. This applies at least to the coffee we know as specialty coffee.

Le Carnaval du Café: tickets on sale NOW!

That´s right chaps, the wait is over.  Tickets go on sale today. Drop whatever you are doing! Grab your wallet! Get to a computer near you! Limber up those enter-hitting fingers and GET IN THERE QUICK! Two days in PARIS,

Le Carnaval du Café: tickets on sale NOW!

That´s right chaps, the wait is over.  Tickets go on sale today. Drop whatever you are doing! Grab your wallet! Get to a computer near you! Limber up those enter-hitting fingers and GET IN THERE QUICK! Two days in PARIS,

London Cupping Captured

Some wonderful photos of a wonderful cupping: thank you London!

London Cupping Captured

Some wonderful photos of a wonderful cupping: thank you London!

London Centrals Cupping: Thursday 27th September

After the overwhelming success of our last London cuppings, we have decided to come back and present our latest coffee gems in the shape of Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama (Geisha). We will be hosted by the wonderful people at

London Centrals Cupping: Thursday 27th September

After the overwhelming success of our last London cuppings, we have decided to come back and present our latest coffee gems in the shape of Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama (Geisha). We will be hosted by the wonderful people at