Producer Spotlight: Finca Santa Teresa
Producer: Finca Santa Teresa
Finca Santa Teresa (FST) is a Panamanian coffee farm and mill in Santa Clara, Renacimiento. The farm is nestled in the cloud forest near the Volcán Barú – Panama’s highest peak, adjacent to La Amistad National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It occupies 237 acres of stunning forest, where visitors (in non-Covid times) can elect to stay in the guest cabin that overlooks the beautiful scenery.
FST produces a range of premium specialty coffees, all handpicked and processed in their own farm, with rich volcanic soils and high altitudes driving undertones of honeysuckle, lychee, and strawberries. Their geisha is a regular finalist in the Best of Panama competition, with other washed, honey, and natural beans available as well. The popularity of FST beans goes without saying - earlier this year, all their coffees sold out in 72 hours on the CoffeeExchange platform!
Their farm can reach over 120 employees during harvest season, with regular 20 full-time employees. They have two farms a main farms where most of the coffee is grown including our washing station, and a small farm called Batista, which is only a short drive from the main farm. The two farms are separated by natural forests and our water source, La Llorona.
We have a new shipment of Santa Teresa coffees coming in soon, and are confident that they will sell just as quickly as the last! Producers like FST highlight how much quality coffees can thrive in new, fast-growing markets such as in China. You can learn more about FST in their website (https://fst.com.pa) and follow them on Instagram (IG: fincasantateresa)
We at CoffeeExchange look forward to continuing this partnership and showcasing exceptional coffees and producers to our partners around the world.