Already in the fifth generation of coffee people, the
Ruiz family started to grow coffee in the Boquete
Valley, Panama, since late 1800s.
Boquete Valley is at the eastern skirt of Panama’s
highest point, the Baru Volcano. There, the
mountains form an ideal place for growing the most
unique coffees of the world. Under the “bajareque”
coming from the Caribbean
Sea with a view toward the
Pacific Ocean, a small
plantation of coffee, initiated
the interest and economic
activity of the Ruiz Family.
The coffee activity has evolved
in the family from growing to
processing, commerce to roasting and packaging, from local to international market, and from
cupping to points of sale. In this endeavor, dedication has been devoted to quality: getting the
most of the potential provided by the fertile soil, great coffee varieties, right microclimate, and
Ruiz Coffee Distributors is an important part of making
possible the “100% from Origin” coffee. Since 1993 we have
provided a direct link between coffee lovers and coffee
growers from Boquete, Panamá. This link represents
opportunities for improvement at origins, especially for
preparing high-end quality coffee as final products that
receive recognition in international cupping evaluations.
Ruiz Coffee Distributors team also promotes learning about
drinking good coffee while taking the time to visit growing
coffee areas. We share time with coffee cuppers and roasters
as well as participating in hands-on training in the different
aspects of coffee evaluation, roasting, processing, and
Boquete Valley Gourmet coffees is an end result of the effort put into creating rich and diverse coffee products,
which all come from Boquete, the coffee center of Panamá.
There is something about Boquete Coffee. Take the time to sip it and enjoy it.
Greetings from Lia, David, Seth & Keith.