XXIII Best of Panama Specialty Coffee eAuction - 16th July 2019.
This year 174 lots entered to the competition. An International Jury, comprised of 21 judges from Australia, Bulgaria, China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and USA, judged the five categories: Geisha Washed, Geisha Natural & Special Processes, Traditional Washed, Traditional Natural & Special Processes, and Pacamara Washed, Natural & Special Processes.
Winner of first place in both the Geisha Washed and Geisha Natural categories was the Lamastus Family with Elida Estate, who established two new world-record scores: 95.25 for a Geisha Natural & Special Process and 95.00 points for a Geisha Washed.
Winner of first place in the Traditional Washed Category was Hacienda Barbara, owned by the Rogers Family.
Winner of first place in the Traditional Natural & Processes Category was Cesar Arauz from Las Brumas Coffee Farm.
Winner of first place in Pacamara was Damarli Estate owned by the Pech Ruiz Family.
The winner of the Panama Cup was Hacienda La Esmeralda, the Panama Cup select the Best Producer of the Year 2019th with 5 coffees in the final tables, 2 Washed Geishas, 2 Natural Geishas and one Traditional Washed.
This year 49 coffees will participate in the Best of Panama auction: 18 Washed Geishas, 18 Natural & Special Processes Geishas, 3 Pacamaras, 8 Traditional Natural & Special processes, and 2 Traditional Washed.