Advertisement

02Gesha Coffee

As any coffee connoisseur will tell you, there are very few coffees in the world like the legendary Kopi Luwak from Indonesia or the Blue Mountain beans from Jamaica. Panama is home to one of the few coffees that can hold its own against other the other legends. Panama’s Gesha coffee is uniquely aromatic and floral. Though the bean isn’t native to Panama, traders brought it to the mountainous region of Boquete and made history. Now, Panamanian plantations produce some of the best coffee beans in the world. Many people call it “Geisha coffee,” though this is technically inaccurate. Its name comes from a village in Ethiopia where the been supposedly originates, and historians struggle to pinpoint exactly when people started adding the “i.”

coffee beans panama Joel Carillet / Getty Images