Our premiere event of the year. The Best of Panama is a tradition that defines the high standards of quality our coffees are known for.

The Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP) celebrated its XXI Best of Panama this year. The event consists of a competition among the best coffees in Panama. 

Since 1996, the Best of Panama represents the opportunity for local estates to promote the quality of their harvests, as this competition is overseen and judged by national and international experts in the specialty coffee industry. For us coffee growers, the Best of Panama is a very important event, as it continuously raises the bar for the quality we strive to offer in our product. 

This year, our Best of Panama was celebrated in Valle Escondido Resort & Spa on May 23-27th. The event hosted more than 20 preliminary local judges, 19 international judges from USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Australia and Japan and more than 16 International VIP Cuppers from Korea, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Beijing, and France.


Pacamara Natural & Washed

1st – Royal Pacamara Natural – Finca Don Julian – 90.368 cumulative points

2nd – Pacamara Don Maximo Natural – Cafelandia – 89.618 cumulative points

3rd – Doña Elvira – Gonzalo Palenzutza – 88.956 cumulative points

Traditional Natural

1st – Elias Sweet Natural – Graciano Cruz -88.765 cumulative points

2nd – Las Brujas – Ricardo Koyner – 88.517 cumulative points

3rd – Duncan – Ricardo Koyner – 88.471 cumulative points

Geisha Natural

1st – Esmeralda Geisha Cañas Verdes– Hacienda La Esmeralda – 94.115 cumulative points

2nd – Alteri Geisha Natural – Eugene Alteri – 93.206 cumulative points

3rd – Santamaria Geisha Natural – Edwin Santamaria – 93.031 cumulative points

Geisha Washed

1st – Sophia – Finca Sophia – 93.059 cumulative points

2nd – Carmen Geisha – Carlos Aguilera  – 92.794 cumulative points

3rd – Santamaria Geisha Washed – Edwin Santamaria – 91.891 cumulative points