About Us

About Us

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

National Judges

José David Garrido,
BOP National Head Judge,
Garrido Highlands Coffee

Benito Bermúdez,
BOP National Head Roaster,
Café Unido

María Ruiz,
Damarli Agricultural Inc.

Maritza Lizondro,
Casa Ruiz, S.A.

Rachel Peterson,
Hacienda La Esmeralda

Tessie Palacio de Hartman, 
T&T Panamanian Coffee Co.

Victoria Koyner, 
Kotowa Farms

Benjamín Roque, 
Búho Café

César Araúz,
Las Brumas Estate

Graciano Cruz, 
HiU Coffee

José Gallardo,  
Nuguo Estate

José Lutrell, 
Abu Coffee

Justin Boudeman,
Longboard Coffee Estate

Moisés Montezuma,
Lérida Estate

Wilford A. Lamastus B.,
Lamastus Family Estates

Wilford Lamastus Jr., 
Lamastus Family Estates

Daniel Peterson,
Hacienda La Esmeralda

Manuel Barsallo,
Coffeetologist

 
 

International Judges

Will Young, International Head Judge,
Campos Coffee,
Australia

Vincent Wang,
BlackGold Specialty Coffee,
Taiwan

Tamas Christman,
Dragonfly Coffee Nevada,
USA

Taroh Suzuki,
Saza Coffee Hitachinaka,
Japan

Jordan Dabov Dabov,
Specialty Coffee Sofia,
Bulgaria

Shihpan Chuang,
Pebble Coffee,
Taiwan

Sean Bok Coffee Plant,
Seoul,
South Korea

Jin Guo,
Gee Coffee Guangzhou,
China

Joyoudong,
Youdong Coffee Company,
South Korea

Ellen Fan,
Grand Cru Coffee,
China

Anderson Wong,
Haru Coffee,
Taiwan

Catherine Zhou,
Ancient Coffee,
China

Barry Levine,
Willoughby's Coffee and Tea Connecticut,
USA

Hunf- Chi (Zack),
Cho Pick Coffee,
Taiwan

Sherry Lin,
Ontheup,
Taiwan

Youngmin Joo,
Gaerock,
South Korea

Mike Perry,
Klatch Coffee,
USA

Kazuki Togashi,
Geshary,
Japan

Ishihara Shuntarou,
Saza Coffee,
Japan