Highlands (image) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Panama highlands. Coffee is often grown in steeply sloping highland areas. Credit Jorge Aleman, STRI Usage Restrictions credit STRI Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.