• Coffee regions of Central America
  • Coffee regions of Central America
  • Central America, in general, produces a very consistent washed Arabica coffee. There are distinct differences from country to country as you move south from Mexico to Panama. There are also very defined and unique micro-climates in each country that produce distinctly different coffees and profiles.

    Guatemalan, Costa Rican and Panamanian coffees are extremely popular, but you can find exceptional coffees in most all of these countries.
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    Coffee Region of Costa Rica

    Coasta Rica

    When you think of Costa Rican coffees, you generally think of the region of Tarrazu.

    Actually, there are many other relatively unknown regions such as San Juanillo and Palmares that also grow exceptional coffees with perhaps a bit more balance in the cup. The coffees of Costa Rica are known for being full to heavy-bodied and sweet with a hearty richness.

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  • San Jose
  • 19,730 sq mi
  • 1150 - 1850m
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    Coffee Region of Guatemala

    Guatemala

    Guatemalan coffees are some of the finest coffees produced in Central America, offering lush, nutritious soil for growing.

    The coffees are generally grown at very high elevations in the Andes, and some of the better Colombian coffees come from Bucaramanga, Medellin and Huila.

    Major growing regions are San Marcos, Huehuetenango, Lake Atitlan and Antigua.

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  • Guatemala City
  • 42,042 sq mi
  • 1,200 - 2,050m
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    Coffee Region of Mexico

    Mexico

    Mexican coffees can generally be classified as light or medium in body, relative to their South and Central American counterparts.

    Some of the finer cupping Mexican coffees come from Southern Mexico in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Coatepec.

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  • Mexico City
  • 761,606 sq mi
  • 500 - 1,750m
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    Coffee Region of Panama

    Panama

    Mexican coffees can generally be classified as light or medium in body, relative to their South and Central American counterparts.The foremost growing region in Panama is Boqute, to the north near to the Costa Rican border.

    Panamanian coffees are known for their incredibly balanced cups and very smooth finish, along with slight sweetness and brightness.

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  • Panama City
  • 29,157 sq mi
  • 1,100 - 1,600m
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