Finca Santa Teresa is a boutique coffee farm and mill located high in the cloud forest of Panama. FST sits close to the border with Costa Rica and Panama’s highest peak, the Volcan Baru. Adjacent is La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
FST produces coffees of singular quality. The key to this is terroir – rich volcanic soils, high altitude, weather systems driven by the Pacific and Atlantic and a series of ridges and valleys.
This coffee will not shock you with acidity, nor overwhelm you with any one-word description but its refreshingly sweet, clean and balanced cup. A syrupy body with stewed plum, toasted nuts and raisins and a sweet chocolate, caramel aftertaste.
Score: 86 points
Producer: Finca Santa Teresa
Region: FST sits close to the border with Costa Rica and Panama’s highest peak, the Volcan Baru. Adjacent is La Amistad National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Growing Altitude: 1400 – 1550 masl
Variety: Caturra and Catuai
Best suits Espresso, Plunger & Filter
We pride ourselves on producing the very finest coffee in a sustainable manner, environmentally and socially. Our farm is UTZ certified meaning we comply with their sustainable standards and implement better farming practices, with respect for people and the planet. We have built our own school for the young children of families who work on the farm each harvest and we work with the charity Casa Esperanza. Casa Esperanza Panama provides opportunities for children and teenagers by providing access to health, nutrition and training services as well as teachers for schools. In turn the goal is to empower the children to educate their families and give them the skills to gain meaningful employment in the future to support their family. FST supports this charity by hiring teachers for the children of the farm. In addition to this we work with the local hospital in Volcan, ensuring regular medical visits and providing health education for the staff. We are in the process of converting as much of the farm as possible to solar power. Our staff have also formed their own football team that is regularly placed at the top of the local league!