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21st September, 2021

18:00 hrs Panama time

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Best of Panama Auction 2021 is the result

of the 25th Edition of the Best of Panama Competition

The Best Coffee of 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.

Finally the competition has finished and we have selected the best 50 lots with scores 90+ for Geishas (washed and natural) and scores 88.5+ for Varietal non Geishas (washed and natural). Register and get ready to bid!

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Auction times in your region

21st September, 2021

  • 16:00 pm - Los Angeles
  • 18:00 pm - Panama
  • 19:00 pm - New York

22nd September, 2021

  • 00:00 am - London
  • 02:00 am - Riyadh
  • 07:00 am - Shanghai
  • 08:00 am - Tokyo
  • 08:00 am - Seoul
  • 09:00 am - Sydney

 

Sorry, all samples sets have now sold out. 

Each sample set contains:

  • 50 sample bags per box / 100 gr per sample bag
    • 18 samples Geisha Washed
    • 18 samples Geisha Natural
    • 5 samples Varietal Washed
    • 9 samples Varietal Natural 

Sample set fee: $750.00 USD

What is the Best of Panama

"Best of Panama" (BoP) is a platform which serves Panamanian growers interested in the specializaton of high quality coffees. Growers do so via innovation and blind cupping excercise to discover and validate Panamanian Optimum Coffee Quality. This activity is 100% designed and organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP) - a Panamanian non-profit Coffee Growers / Processors Association.

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Process of the BoP competition

Main Objective: Organoleptic Evaluation of Specialty Coffee Lots grown in Panamá

Procedure: Blind Tasting by coffee categories

  • Coffee lots delivered to a controlled area under the supervision of a third party auditor firm
  • Coffee lot samples taken from the delivered quantity
  • Coffee lots and samples randomely identified
  • Samples for roasting delivered with a random number ID
  • The tasting of the coffees is by ID number and by category
  • A table per judge with three cups per sample, maximum 10 samples per table
  • Evaluation pages submitted electronically; the auditing group verifies score and position
  • Top group median-score used for passing coffees by category to the International BoP Cupping
  • Generation of a new ID for the international competition
  • Tasting coffees by this new ID number and by category
  • Top median-score coffees awarded as Best of Panama Coffees
  • Top median-score coffees selected for E-Auction

Interesting Data

169

Lots

4

Categories

17

National Judges

11

National Coffee Labs

19

International Judges

19

International Coffee Labs

What people say about us...

"We are all on this journey together. One of things that makes Panama coffee so great, is the sharing nature of producers who see more to gain as a group than as individuals. They have learned and grown from one another while, of course, they have been blessed by nature. Intelligence and experimentation with varieties and processes, and hard work have put Panama at the top of the coffee world. This sharing extends to us as judges and buyers. It is a great collaboration and I am thankful to be among you."

Barry Levine