Best of Panama 2017 has ended and we feel extremely happy about the overall results. Elida Estate got 8th in Geisha Natural, we didn't have the same success as last year but we are still positive for BOP Auction on July 18th in which we have 4 lots in.
On the other hand, having our head producer as President of SCAP, we are so pumped for the fact that new farmers like Finca Sophia, Santamaria or Lutrell competed for the first time and got 1st, 3rd and 5th respectively on the Geishas. Also, we are happy for those pioneers that kept showing consistency in their production like Hacienda La Esmeralda, and Kotowa Coffee. We now can consider Finca Nuguo a proven veteran after 3 straight years of putting coffees in top places in both Geisha categories, as well as our friend Altieri that has shown how great their coffees are and how he improves every year. Also, two classic farms making their comebacks after some years like Finca Lerida, and Carmen Estate.
Thanks to all the judges and visitors, thanks to Ric Rinehart, thanks to Barista Champion of Panama Cesar Bermejo and thanks to Barista champion of the US Kyle Ramage for your visit.
See you next year.