Panama’s Hortigal Estate, is completely owned and operated by women. It rises 1,400–1,600 meters above sea level, in the highlands of the Boquete region and grows 100 percent Typica cherries. On their 34.5-hectare estate, Eira Maria Suarez and her daughters apply fertilizer with “precision technology” to maximize yields while minimizing production costs and waste. The warehouse is built with Ternium, which helps to regulate the humidity and temperature inside the building. Hortigal Estate benefits from rich, volcanic soil, native shade trees, diverse bird populations and unique microclimates. These have allowed the estate’s coffee trees to grow between 10 and 12 feet tall, with dark green, almost blue-ish, leaves. Cupping notes: Brown sugar, citrus, dark chocolate and graham cracker; winey acidity, full, creamy body.