In Panama, the search for the perfect cup of coffee reaches new heights. In fact, it’s home to one of the world’s most expensive and sought-after coffees at up to $110 a cup! Let’s take a closer look at this luxury drink.
The Allure of Panama’s Exclusive Coffee
Panama is the birthplace of the Geisha (or Gesha) coffee bean. This been grows in the rich, volcanic soils of Panama’s highlands. The combination of altitude, climate, and soil contributes to a cup of coffee that is unparalleled in flavor and complexity.
What Makes It So Special?
The Geisha coffee bean has distinctive floral and fruity notes, often described as having hints of jasmine, bergamot, and tropical fruits. This flavor profile is significantly different from the more traditional coffee flavors of chocolate and nuts. The beans have a light body and bright acidity.
And, of course, the rarity of the Geisha bean adds to its allure.
Experiencing the World’s Most Expensive Coffee
In Panama, visitors have the unique opportunity to not only taste this exquisite coffee but also to learn about its production. Many coffee farms in the highlands offer tours where you can see firsthand the care and precision that goes into cultivating and harvesting these precious beans.