Finca Sophia, founded in 2008, is located in the highlands of Panama, near the settlement of Nueva Suiza, just up the road from Volcan. At an altitude that tops 2,100 meters, Finca Sophia is one of the highest coffee farms in Panama, and is planted almost exclusively with Gesha. Pairing this legendary coffee variety with the extreme altitude of the farm results in a one of a kind coffee. Finca Sophia was selected as a 2016 Good Food Awards winner, and the following year, won first place in the Best of Panama coffee competition in the Washed Gesha category. Now in 2020 Finca Sophia is proud to have placed 1 st in Washed Gesha, 2 nd in Natural Gesha and been awarded the Panama Cup. With these awards, Finca Sophia has established itself as a small but mighty contender in the highly competitive Best of Panama Competition.

Finca Sophia is an experimental farm and was established to test the limits of coffee cultivation in Panama. While higher elevation promotes slow fruit maturation and high quality, it also presents a myriad of challenges, stressing the coffee trees to an extreme not seen on farms just a couple hundred meters lower in elevation. Establishing coffee production on Sophia has been an epic adventure to say the least, with successes often followed by setbacks. Yet, our determination to produce a world class coffee has led us to respond to challenges with innovation and creativity, learning to grow coffee better with each harvest.

We owe our success to the skill and dedication of Kelly Hartmann, our farm manager since day one, and the team he leads on the farm. Furthermore, owners Helen Russell, Brooke McDonnell, Willem Boot and Catherine Cadloni, along with farm director David Pohl, contribute as a team to the ongoing management of Finca Sophia. We look forward to sharing the fruit of our labor with you, and warmly welcome you to visit us!!!

Coffee and cupping details


Coffee for this lot was harvested from March 30-April 4, 2020, the peak of the harvest on Finca Sophia. The coffee was pre-dried on raised beds for 20 days, then the final drying was carried out in machines until reaching 10.5% humidity.

Boxes: 2
Weight: 100 lbs
Score: 93.5

Farm details

Top Performing Farm: FINCA SOPHIA
Top Performing Farmer: HELEN RUSSELL & WILLEM BOOT
Top Performing Village: NUEVA SUIZA
Farm Elevation: 2100

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