The Queen Bean is honored to offer our valued customers an extraordinary coffee. In a region called Boquete, on a farm called Finca Arco Iris (Rainbow farm), these extraordinary beans are grown high, under giant shade trees in Panama’s highlands.
Finca Arco Iris is a pristine family-owned farm. The owners, the Moscoso family, hold a very special place in Panama’s history. Currently, the farm is owned by Mireya, the family’s Matriarch and first woman President of Panama, serving from 1999 – 2004. Mireya was married to the Finca Arco’s founder and 3-time Panama President, Dr. Arnulfo Arias. Dr. Arias was passionate about his love for Panama, Panamanians, and his coffee. A kind and curious man, his influence was felt throughout all of Panama — from the workers on his farm (to whom he was deeply devoted) to Panama’s borders and beyond.
Finca Arco Iris’s growing conditions are near perfect. The coffee plants are grown in lush surroundings, approximately 5,000 feet above sea level, in an optimally moist temperature range of 65 – 70 degrees. Dr. Arias had ties to the region’s Ngabe indigenous leaders; today, the Ngabe constitute the farm’s major workforce, participating in all aspects of coffee production. To show his respect for the natives, Dr. Arias named his coffee after an indigenous, legendary princess, Princesa Janca. To see the Princesa Janca Farm, check out this video!
Princesa Janca coffee is impeccably processed with virtually no defects. Extraordinarily clean and refined, this coffee is roasted to a dark full city shade that allows the beans’ light citrus tones to emerge at first sip. Next comes a rich currant tone that leads you to a dense chocolate finish. Princesa Janca creates a perfectly balanced cup, one that should be sipped and savored and never gulped! Our green coffee samples arrived in a bag labeled “muestro d’oro”, morsels of gold . . . and after the first roast, we think this might be a humble description. Click here to buy Princesa Janca Coffee.
What a fantastic addition to my morning coffee rotation!
A true gem!