Bettr Coffee Co.
Finca La Valentina is a family-owned micro-estate farm run by the Osorio brothers in the Boquete region of Panama. Only 12.5 hectares in size, the farm prides itself on adhering strictly to a laboriously manual, pesticide-free regime. Little wonder then that their Geisha microlot had placed first in the 2011 Best of Panama competition. This coffee was processed at Casa Ruiz, a highly reputable coffee house in Panama comm
The approximately 25,000 trees on the farm are directly managed by both of the Osorio brothers, with the support of a native family who also live on the plantation. On top of a house and full medical benefits, the farm also ensures that the children are properly schooled and not exploited for any form of child labour. To top off the estate’s commitment to progressive practices, they also work regularly with three other families from the community year-round and eight to ten during the busy harvest season. Clean and safe living quarters are provided for the temporary workforce, with a natural well on the estate itself allowing for running water and sanitary conditions.