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.


Geisha Natural

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

2nd – Alteri Geisha Natural –Altieri Coffee Farms – 93.206 cumulative points

3rd – Santamaria Geisha Natural –Santamaría Estate Coffee – 93.031 cumulative points

4th  – Nuguo Natural - Nuguo Farm - 92.896 cumulative points

Geisha Washed

1st – Sophia – Finca Sophia – 93.059 cumulative points

2nd – Carmen Geisha –Carmen Estate Coffee  – 92.794 cumulative points

3rd – Santamaria Geisha Washed –Santamaría Estate Coffee – 91.891 cumulative points

4th  – Carmen Geisha El Palomar - Carmen Estate Coffee -  91.809 cumulative points

Traditional Natural

1st – Elias Sweet Natural –Los Lajones Estate -88.765 cumulative points

2nd – Las Brujas –Kotowa Farms – 88.517 cumulative points

3rd – Duncan –Kotowa Farms – 88.471 cumulative points

Traditional Washed

1st – Moi Honey - Finca Lérida - 89.735 cumulative points

2nd – El Príncipe del Café- Finca Lérida - 89.559 cumulative points

3rd – Esmeralda Bourbon Pointu Washed–Hacienda La Esmeralda – 89.118 cumulative points

Pacamara Natural and 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 –Finca Agrícola Geisha – 88.956 cumulative points