Altitude: 1,400m to 1,700m
Diamond Mountain is produced by Hacienda La Esmeralda and grows in the highlands of Panama (1,400m+), in the regions known as Cañas Verdes and Jaramillo on the outskirts of the town of Boquete. The rich volcanic soil of the region is ideal for growing coffee, and the combination of altitude and shade trees produces a rich and complex cup with enticing fruity, chocolaty and spicy notes.
A large portion of this coffee grows under huge native trees in the region of the Volcán Barú National Park, trees the coffee shares with beautiful Quetzals, as well as multiple varieties of other birds and packs of howling monkeys.
Comprised by varieties of Typica, Bourbon and Catuai, Diamond Mountain is an eco-friendly coffee, Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning, among many other things, that the wildlife habitats aren’t disrupted, that water sources are kept clean and unpolluted, and that the workers are treated justly and fairly.
We know that if we indiscriminately cut down trees, or prune during nesting season, we will forever change the migration pattern of birds, and they will no longer be a part of our daily life, so we don’t. We conserve our ecosystems, wildlife and water sources. We reforest with native trees, ban hunting, and protect our water sources with vegetative barriers. We believe strongly in each individual’s responsibility towards nature and others. It is an integral part or our way of life and the way we run our business. Diamond Mountain, slow in ripening due to high altitude and shade trees, is the delicious outcome of this belief.