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