Owen I take that one, but I really don't understand how a reporter could wrote such a bad article, first he calls Boquete (really well known name at specialty coffee industry now days) as "Bosque" town, also calling Caturra coffee as "Camorra" coffee var., It makes me wonder how a press agency could send somebody with such an ignorant in coffee to write about it.
Another part of the article talks about the actual administrators of La Esperanza farm, where these geisha trees had been planted for the last 30 years, saying that the Colombian farming techniques apply to Boquete soils makes the difference, everybody who had travel to Colombia intensive farming know it's not comparing base. We're really proud of our coffee and farmers quality standards, been an small unique coffee origin makes a difference.
article at forbes said:
Rigoberto Herrera, La Esperanza's commercial director, said his success in bringing Colombia's highly developed coffee industry to Panama could lead the way for other projects.
"What we have done is to try to introduce a little of Colombian coffee know-how to Panama's excellent soil," he said. (Reporting by Andrew Beatty; Editing by Jan Paschal)