Nov 08, 2008
Jun 30, 2009
I am now officially a coffee snob. Took a tour around a beautiful coffee farm in the shady green hills of Boquete, i think one of the top retirement destinations. And you can see why. It wouldn´t be out of place in the alps of france or switzerland, the climate is temperate and you are surrounded by green hills and fast flowing rivers, as well as some of the best coffee Latin America has to offer. This coffee farm provided green beans (unroasted) to some of the worlds most expensive brands as well as Nescafe, who they give the dregs and crappy beans to that noone wants. Not a single bean is wasted in the process as someone will use it to make something. What is incredible is the time and effort taken to grow, pick, peel, wash, divide and package these little caffeinated wonder beans. And then, it can all be ruined by a bad roast or a barrista espressing it for too long or with too hot water. But, despite our guide explaining how to taste good and bad coffee and that a lighter roast is better than a darker roast and that really you should drink it black, I still love my frothy, milky latte´s and noone is going to stop me!