In the latest years, since the specialty coffee movement started, Elida and El Burro Estate have being awarded in several occasions, and in different competitions.
Best Of Panama:
Both coffee estates are constantly awarded in the Best of Panama competitions for the last decade, and last year The Lamastus Family Estate (El Burro, Elida & Luito) got the Panama Cup 2015 which is awarded to the "Producer of the Year. Getting 7 out of 7 Coffees in B.O.P. Auction 2015.
This year Elida Green-Tip Geisha Washed received the highest score in the whole competition and it got a price of $275.50/lb in the B.O.P. Auction 2016, the second highest price in B.O.P. history (Hacienda La Esmeralda Jaramillo $375.75/lb).
Barista and Brewers Competition:
In the last decade several National Champions have won with Elida Estate. We can mention a few like Jeremy Chang in China, Berg Wu in Taiwan (two times), Andrea Tan in Singapore (Brewers cup), among others.
Recently, Japan's Barista Champion 2016, Miki Suzuki, that will represent Japan in Korea 2017, used El Burro Geisha Washed.
Good Food Awards
The Good Food Awards is a competition that awards 9 different Specialty foods like wine, chocolate, oil, charcutiere, coffee, and others. Elida Estate Green-Tip Geisha Washed have won it 2 times (2013 and 2015) with Verve Coffee Roasters as the representative Roaster. And, in 2016 it made it to the semi-finalist with Red Whale Coffee.
It is possible we wont see Elida, El Burro or Luito in the near future of the Good Food Awards because of new rules applied and the obligation to have certain certifications.
Other Coffee Reviews
Elida Estate constantly receives scores of 90+ points in websites like CoffeeReview.com and RoastRaitings.com