Damarli Estate is a specialty coffee farm located in Boquete, Panama. The estate dates back to 1995 when David Pech, a photographer in the United States and his wife, Lia Pech (Ruiz), bought the farm from the neighboring Bruña family. Lia’s family, the Ruiz family, had been heavily involved in the coffee industry in Boquete for four generations; thus David and Lia were encouraged to get involved with the family industry as well.
The estate was planted in 1996 and began to produce in 2001. For over one decade, Damarli Estate sold the raw coffee cherries to Café Ruiz, which was Lia’s family’s coffee business. In 2014, Keith (the son of David and Lia) began to identify all the unique coffee varieties that were grown at Damarli Estate. Check out this article about Keith https://www.thecoffeecompass.com/meet-the-youngest-coffee-farmer-in-boquete-panama/ In addition, they built a house on the estate to accept visitors, a new mill, and drying beds. This year we bought a 500-lb nano lot of their coffee with hopes of growing a relationship with the family year after year.