Farm: Finca Lerida
Number of Farmers: 1
Varietals: Geisha, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
Sonia Amoruso and Finca Lerida are one of our favorite producers. Finca Lerida, located high in the Volcan de Baru on the Boquete side have been creating some of the best coffees in Panama for centuries. Finca Lerida was founded in the early 1900’s where the original Dutch owner created his own patents for coffee processing equipment. Since then, Finca Lerida has changed hands and families a few times to end up in the care of Sonia Amoruso. Born and raised in the town of Boquete, Sonia has always been around coffee however Finca Lerida is her first farm. Since being in Sonia’s care, Lerida has placed every year in the Best of Panama Auction and we are rooting for her to win soon!
Besides from producing stellar coffee, Sonia has turned the beautiful finca into a sustainable hotel, one of our favorite places to stay. Nothing quite beats sleeping in a boutique hotel in the Panamanian mountains, waking up to the peaceful rainforest sounds, and great coffees all around.