My name is Lee Zeltzer, in 2006 I moved to Boquete Panama from Tucson Arizona. Some called it retirement, some career realignment, I call it a third life. I decided to leap off the treadmill of stressful work and try something new. I bought a small coffee farm in the Highlands of Panama in the District of Boquete.
Boquete is an island of recent immigrants to Panama, many are restless and need to keep themselves busy doing what they never had time to do before. In my past I drank coffee, I never dreamed of growing it. Now I grow coffee and sell it for friends and neighbors who find coffee is a great ground cover. None of us earn much, if anything from the sales, but they help offset costs and provide employment to local workers.
I write about Boquete Panama on a blog BoqueteGuide if you are interested in our community.
The coffee of Boquete Panama is world class excellent, winning awards every year. Yet few people know about Boquete Coffee because there is very little exported. Much of the Boquete Coffee that is exported goes to Japan because they pay more than North Americans for a cup of gourmet coffee.
Boquete Panama is known for growing some of the best Coffee in the world. For years I have been asked about selling Boquete Panama Coffee to the US and Canada. I have experimented with shipping coffee by Postal delivery and it takes ten days to two weeks for an order to arrive in the US or Canada unless there are holidays in Panama in which case add a week. In this culture a good party trumps work any day.
This is the only cost effective way of shipping small quantities of Boquete Panama coffee direct from Panama. These prices include postage, allow three weeks before panicing on delivery. For questions about Boquete Panama coffee email Coffee Help