Graciano Cruz

About the Farmer

"Quality Coffee - No Charity Coffee"

Graciano Cruz is a full-time specialty coffee farmer living at the foot of Volcan Baru, just few minutes from his main farms - Los Lajones and Emporium. He is also certified Q cupper, MBA graduate, director of many projects, father of two sons, surfer and most importantly a big proponent of high quality coffee processed with the minimum of natural resources.

Graciano Cruz

Farming coffee is a life style in many different ways. Mainly it depends on the farmer’s spirit, I’ll call it the coffee spirit. Coming from a family that belonged to the founders of Boquete village more than 100 years ago, coffee has always been around.

I have been always extremely passionate about agricultural science. Every day I am learning something new about the plants, soils and interrelations in each environment. It is like watching a movie in four dimensions instead of 3D. Experiencing and feeling the myriad facets of the nature around me made me become an organic coffee farmer. The first officially certified in Panama. Los Lajones became my playground for experimenting with coffee quality and research.

While studying coffee economics and marketing, I developed, with the help of many friends, a coffee concept that begins at the end of our client’s discerning palates and ends at the coffee trees at my farms.

Welcome to Los Lajones, welcome to my coffee world!

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