Central America

Mountainous Panamanian landscape.

Panama

While coffee’s Panamanian roots run as deep and far back as the early 1900s, the country’s prominence in international markets didn’t come until Geisha showed up in the ‘60s. Since then, the verdant landscape of the Chiriquí Highlands has become a...

Landscape image of a Nicaraguan volcano.

Nicaragua

Known as the “Land of Eternal Spring,” Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is nestled in a sprawling valley, full of lush trees, colorful houses, and, of course, coffee. The mountains that bookend Matagalpa are sown thick with high-altitude coffee plants that b...

A coffee farmer poses with coffee plants in Mexico.

Mexico

Oaxaca (pronounced waa-HA-kuh) is a predominantly small-lot coffee growing region in southern Mexico, with a few large cooperatives throughout. In Oaxaca, the same cultivation processes utilized in the 1940s are still favored across the region tod...

A coffee farmer looks at a series of tiered coffee drying beds.

Honduras

The average altitude in the La Paz region of Honduras is around 1,300 – 1,500 masl (meters above sea level), which makes for exquisite coffee growing. Flavor profiles at this elevation tend to swing more chocolatey and spicier, and avid coffee lov...

Smiling Guatemalan farmer pouring coffee cherries into a depulper.

Guatemala

Guatemala is the life of the party. It gets along with everyone and requests the best throwback jams you thought you forgot. Guatemalan coffee is often strictly high grown, as is the case with our Guatemala Huehuetenango, meaning the coffee is mor...

An El Salvadorian farmer spreading out green coffee on a patio to dry.

El Salvador

Santa Ana, El Salvador is a veritable mecca for coffee processing. The fact that El Salvador has been dubbed the “Land of Volcanoes” only adds to its appeal, as coffee is known to thrive in nutrient-dense, volcanic soil. Its high elevation also gi...

Smiling Costa Rican farmer posing with a coffee plant.

Costa Rica

The picturesque landscape of Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s most famous coffees. The high elevation—up to 1,800 masl—makes for remarkably distinct coffee, with flavors ranging from sweet wine to cocoa to cinnamon. Costa Rica is known fo...